OBITUARY

Odilia E. Martinez

December 22, 1921October 7, 2020

Odilia (Odie) Martinez was a 1938 graduate of the San Antonio Vocational and Technical High School. After graduation, she was employed as a bookkeeper at the Finck Cigar Company.

She married her high school sweetheart Albert F. Martinez Sr. on May 21, 1944. They lived in Alabama for a short period while Dad was in the Air Force. In 1945, they began their family and returned to San Antonio.

Mom and Dad loved to dance and listen to music so they became members of a Social Club, where they enjoyed their time with family and friends. They were all about family and loved to host Christmas and New Year’s Eve Parties.

As the family grew, Mom was a dedicated homemaker who loved to sew and make our clothes. She was always ready to make a home cooked meal. Even as a homemaker, she still made time to serve her community. She was involved as a poll worker during city and county elections. Mom and Dad were members of the San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for most of their adult life and volunteered with fundraisers and church festivals.

When her grandchildren arrived she was then lovingly known as “Grandma Odie”. She was always looking forward to visiting and spending time with her family in California. Mom and Dad supported their grandchildren’s athletic activities. She helped with the pickup of grandchildren from school, as well as, making their favorite foods.

Along with all the memories we made with Mom, we also have items to cherish that were lovingly made by her hands. She loved to make and paint ceramic pieces for herself as well as family members. Mom had the patience to make some beautiful pieces that our family and generations to come will enjoy. She enjoyed gardening with our Dad and always had roses from her garden on her dining room table. Later in life, Mom belonged to a bunco club made up of ladies from the neighborhood that met once a month. She looked forward to catching up on what’s new with her neighbors and competing to win the bunco pot.

Mom and Dad were married for 62 years before Dad went to heaven in February 2008. Today, they are once again reunited in heaven for eternity. Mom and Dad we love you and miss you every day.

We would like to acknowledge and extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Las Colinas of Westover Hills for the attention, comfort and care Mom received for the last 2 1/2 years. The family made new friends in the residents that befriended Mom and are grateful for their friendship.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Catarino and Sara Esquivel; her husband, Albert Martinez Sr.; and her brothers, Crispin Esquivel and Albert Guerrero.

Odilia is survived by her children, Irma Maldonado, Albert Martinez Jr. and Sarah Marroquin; her sisters, Maria Antonieta Castillo and Yolanda Guerrero; 9 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

On Thursday, October 22nd, the Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m at Funeraria Del Angel Trevino, 226 Cupples Rd. 78237, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, October 23nd, a Procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m and arrive for Mass at San Martin De Porres at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery II, 746 Castroville Rd. 78237.

  • FAMILY

  • Odilia is survived by her children, Irma Maldonado, Albert Martinez Jr. and Sarah Marroquin; her sisters, Maria Antonieta Castillo and Yolanda Guerrero; 9 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, Catarino and Sara Esquivel; her husband, Albert Martinez Sr.; and her brothers, Crispin Esquivel and Albert Guerrero.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Mass of the Resurrection

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, October 23, 2020

Memories

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Gloria Ramirez

October 22, 2020

Dear Cousins, All of our family offers their condolences on the loss of Tia Odilia. She was a sweetheart with a perennial smile. When we gathered in Tia and Tio's backyard so many years ago, she was a perfect hostess and we enjoyed those special times. Tia will always be remembered with love, and we hope you find your memories and pictures of her and Tío will bring you much consolation. Please know we continue to pray for her beautiful soul and for your family. Love, Gloria and Family

Meg Folino

October 21, 2020

Dear Sara, Irma and Albert,
I am so sorry for your loss.. Your mom truly earned her wings. She is no longer suffering and I’m sure she is with my mom . May God wrap all of you in his arms and give you the strength to be strong during this difficult time. She was truly loved! May God bless each one of you for taking such good care of her.

Meg Folino

Ann-Marie Murphy

October 19, 2020

Mom and I loved hearing Irma's stories of her visits to her mother and family. I was very sorry to hear of Miss Odilia's passing. Saying prayers and sending love to you all. May Miss Odilia enjoy eternal peace with the Blessed Virgin Mary & her Son Jesus. May her family find some relief in their grief by remembering their parents with love and laughter.

Victoria G. Posada Foreman

October 19, 2020

Albert and all the Martinez families,
Sorry for your loss. My prayers, thoughts and love are with you and your families at this time.
Know she is in your hearts and memories always.
She will be watching over you all always.
Stay strong. Never easy losing your mom.
Bless, you all and you all take care and stay safe.
luv ya
Vicky

Sara Cerna

October 17, 2020

Very greatful for all the love she gave us every time we visited or had a gathering...Our sincere condolences to her entire family...she will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Love, Sara & Jonathon

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