Mary Lou Martinez, born November 27, 1927, lifelong resident of Corrales, NM, died Friday, November 8, 2019. Mary Lou is preceded in death by her husband, Horacio L. Martinez; parents, Victor and Margarita Tafoya; sisters, Rose Gutierrez, Stella Lucero, and Della Delgado; brother, Felix Tafoya; and sons, Miguel R. Martinez and Ernest Martinez. Mrs. Martinez is survived by five brothers, Eugenio, Alfonso, Agapito, Jose and Jimmy; four sisters, Virginia, Frances, Clara, and Viola; sons, George, Michael R. (Carol) and Phillip; daughters, Roseann Blanco (Rosario), Hazel Olson (JW), and Dorella Martinez; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Mary Lou was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 69 Women’s Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.
Friends may visit Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH – Wyoming. Rosary will be recited Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m., with Mass being celebrated at 10:00 a.m., both at San Ysidro Parish, 5015 Corrales Rd., Corrales. Pallbearers will be Lisa Sadler-Martinez, Ricardo Blanco, Rosario Blanco, Jr., Anthony Sanchez, Sr., Emiliano Sanchez, Christopher Martinez, and Ernest Martinez. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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