OBITUARY

Phillip J. Martinez

February 4, 1931July 5, 2018

Phillip J. Martinez, age 87, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away on Thursday July 5, 2018. Phillip was born February 4, 1931 in Lawrence, Kansas to the late Magdaleno and Margarita Martinez.

Phillip is survived by children, Lorraine (Steve) Muro, Christine (Jay) Feeney, Margie (Joe) DeHerrera, Angela (Steve) Aguirre, and Robert Martinez; grandchildren, Michael Quintana, Chantell Counts, Jesse Lee White, Stephen Muro, Samuel Muro, Michah Juarez, Benjamin Muro, Matthew Muro, Chisen DeHerrera, Phillip J. Martinez III, Lisa Villa, Chuck Martinez, LaRee Martinez, and Alberta Martinez; siblings, Delphine Rodriguez, and Tony Martinez; 35 great grandchildren; and 24 great-great grandchildren.

Phillip was preceded in death by his spouse, Irene Martinez; sons, Phillip (baby) Martinez and Phillip J. Martinez Jr.; parents, Magdaleno and Margarita Martinez; siblings, Paula Santoya, Condo Martinez, Rumaldo Martinez, Aurelio Martinez, Francis Martinez, Joey Martinez, and Maria Amelia Martinez.

A funeral service for Phillip will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a visitation an hour prior, at Landmark Tabernacle Church, 2727 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80227. A burial at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery will follow the service.

Please make a memorial donation in Phillip's name to the Dementia Society of America, https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.CrownHillFuneral.com for the Martinez family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Martinez
  • Michael Quintana
  • Samuel Muro
  • Jesse Lee White
  • Dr. Andy Rodriguez
  • Toby Alvarez Sr.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

Phillip J. Martinez

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Carmen Santoya/ Moreno

August 2, 2018

Condolences to family and friends. I remember Phil n Irene years ago 50 to be exact. My daughter Barbara Santoya is still in contact with her relatives.

Shawn Warren

August 1, 2018

I will miss you Bro. Phil. I always called you "Hollywood" when I saw you because of the big sunglasses you wore! You will be missed here on earth, but whole again in your home in Heaven with Sis. Irene. Prayers of comfort for your family.

Jason Lobato

July 31, 2018

I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt Condolences to all of the family and friends of my great uncle Phil.
I have very found memories of him encouraging me in my walk with Christ over the years, and he was always there at Landmark or Aunt Delphi's to greet me with a friendly smile, warm hug, or witty remark or story. He would often times tell me his testimony and how he accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior and never looked back. I know because of this you are with our Lord and Savior now, and celebrating in the heavens with your beloved wife and rest of your family and friend in Christ. Uncle Phil your presence will be missed, but I know your work was done here on earth and God has welcomed you home as his good and faithful servant. Gone but never forgotten. With lots of Love and Respect, Sincerely Jason Lobato. P.S. I am walking even closer with God these days and he has moved me to Phoenix AZ for the next stages of my life in Christ, so that's why I couldn't make it home for your service. But you and the rest of the family are in my heart and prayers always. God Bless!

Barb Stay (Starz)

July 31, 2018

Wow! I have so many wonderful memories of Bro. Phil. He and his late wife (Irene) made me feel part of their family. We traveled together to the Holy Land and a couple of church conferences. What fun and laughter we shared over the years. I will be praying for the family of Phil Martinez. Remember one day we shall see Jesus and the Martinez's. Love you all!

Janelle Camacho

July 26, 2018

I've known Bro. Phil and his family for about 35 years and have lots of fond memories of him and his beautiful wife, Irene. May he rest in heavenly peace and may his precious family be comforted during this time of grief. Sending love to you all and prayers up to the Lord for you all.

Farhad Majdi

July 13, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. He used to call Christians cry-babies until he became one! Great memories of this brother!

Duff and Lori

July 12, 2018

OMG! Margie - we are so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much you lovvvvveeeeddd your daddy. I am just heart broken. Condolences to you and Joe and Chris and the rest of your family. I have heard many many stories about this hard working man while I worked with Margie for six years as we traveled throughout the State of Colorado. Mucha! I love u - Lori and Duff

FROM THE FAMILY