All of us at LVCCHP wish to extend our condolences to Jeannie McKinley and her family on the death of her mother Cilia M. Martinez
Cilia M. Martinez
(September 25, 1921 - September 21, 2013)
Cilia M. Martinez, 91, a resident of Las Vegas, NM and former resident of Mora, NM passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013. She was born September 25, 1921 in Holman, NM to the late Seraido Medina and Antonia Espinoza Medina. She was united in marriage to Horacio T. Martinez on March 21, 1945 in Holman, NM. She obtained an MS degree in Library Science and BA degree in English. She retired from the Mora School system as Teacher/Librarian and also previously worked as a social worker for the New Mexico State Human Services Department. A member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1131 and the Legion of Mary in Mora, NM. She enjoyed baking bread, quilting, sewing as she made most of her own clothing, helping and teaching others, traveling, volunteering in church and school activities and was a creative writer. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother: Henry Medina; son: George C. Martinez; father and mother-in-law: Alejandro and Antonia Martinez; brothers-in-law: Nick Martinez, Alex Martinez and Gilbert Martinez. She is survived by her husband: Horacio T. Martinez of Las Vegas, NM; daughter: Jeannie McKinley and husband Gary of Las Vegas, NM; sons: H. Eddie Martinez and wife Rita of Chimayo, NM, Anthony Martinez and wife Dorthy of Manuelitas, NM, Elmer Martinez and wife Donna and Chris S. Martinez and friend Kathy all of Las Vegas, NM, and Leslie I. Martinez and wife Carla of Albuquerque, NM; sisters: Flora Maes of Las Vegas, NV and M. Sarah Trujillo of Santa Fe, NM; grandchildren: 14; great-grandchildren: 15; sisters-in-law: Mary Bustamante and husband Pete of Las Vegas, NM and Ramona Martinez of Santa Fe, NM. Rosary services will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. Gertrude Church in Mora, NM. Funeral services will be held at 9:00am on Thursday, September 26, 2013 also at St. Gertrude Church with Father Dennis Dotler as Celebrant. Interment will be held at 3:00pm at National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM with the following serving as Casket Bearers: David Gonzales, Leslie Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Jason Martinez, Jose Martinez, Mario Martinez, Derrick Martinez and Andrew Martinez. Viewing will be held all day Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Rogers Chapel. Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign our online register book. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas, NM. 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.