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Passed Away On: 2017-02-18 00:00:00

My mother, Lucy Martinez' journey of life ended on February 18, 2017. Born 79 years ago in Brawley, CA, she moved to Hollister eight years later, attending local schools and graduating in 1956 from San Benito High School. Mother worked at the local canneries for almost 40 years.

In 1959, she married my father, Ted Martinez, and later became our beautiful mother to myself, Monica Sanchez and my brother, Teddy Martinez. She gave our family her love, patience, loyalty, wisdom and encouragement. During her precious life, mother like to travel, attend theater productions, create sewing projects and was always ready to explore new adventures.

Last year my mother lost her dear mother, Victoria Valdez and years prior her beloved son, Teddy. The loss of my mother leaves my father, myself, grandchildren, Frank and Natalie Sanchez, great grandsons, Jared and Joshua Sanchez, along with her sisters, Beatrice Ochoa, Margaret Estrada, Caroline Guevara and Victoria Medina with heavey hearts and pain that will never be forgotten.

The Rosary will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. The funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
We will say goodbye to my mother who inspired me with her strength and always looked at me with her beautiful smile.