Memorial Service
Living Word of Faith
129 Temple Ave
Lubbock, TX  
Saturday, September 5, 2020
6:00 p.m.
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Mary "Marica" Martinez

of Lubbock, TX

October 9, 1935 - August 31, 2020


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Marica was born in Lubbock, Texas to Frank Manuel Garcia (1958) and Julia Segura Garcia (2006) who preceded her in death. Marica went to be with her Abba Father on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the age of 84 taken by corona virus. In 1975 Marica left for California with her children to take advantage of a better economic life. She worked for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She retired from there after 15 years of service and then returned to Lubbock.

Marica was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 44 years, Henry V. Martinez (2000); grandson, Jonathan Martinez (2012); three sisters, Lupe Gutierrez (2004), Tomasa Chavez (2010), and Lucy Garcia (2010); four brothers, Johnny Carmona (1992), Joe Garcia (1993), Gilbert Garcia (2007), and Adan Carmona (2017); son-in-law, Thurman Quahlupe (2001); daughter-in-law, Vanetta Martinez (2002).

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Sandra Quahlupe, Israel Martinez (Alma), Henry “JR” Martinez (Christina), Rose Pico and husband Vince, and Patsy E. Rowell and husband Don; 13 grandchildren, Jon Henry (Ria) Martinez, Alexandra Martinez, Steven (Ashley) Martinez, Jessica Day, Vincent Martinez, Mart “Marty” Prieto, Kyle Martinez, Peter Martinez, Keenan “Max” Martinez, Kanani Pico, Kauiann Martinez, Anela Pico, Makani Pico; 12 great grandchildren, Joseph Martinez Kaupiko, Kaleb Martinez Kaupiko, Zachary Day, Calayla Day, Mason Martinez, Liliane Martinez, Domn Pena, Chris Day, Zaylee Martinez, Jayden Day, Madison Day, and Jathan Martinez; and 3 great-great grandchildren, Anais, Robert, and Kai Martinez; siblings, Connie Carmona, and Andy Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews that she took care of like her own.

Memorial services are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Living Word of Faith located at 129 Temple Ave. and dinner will follow at 3404 Fordham St.

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6 Condolence(s)
Ralph Lane
Stockbridge, GA
Saturday, September 5, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss Marty, condolences to you and your family, may your grandmother rest in eternal peace.

DAVID TORRES
Carson, CA
Friday, September 4, 2020

Mary was our neighbor and a strong spirited soul, may you Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

Victoria Rubio
Carson, CA
Friday, September 4, 2020

With all my love and support to Martinez family 🕊

Felix Martinez
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, September 3, 2020

My prayers and condolences to the Martinez family!

Jessica C Day
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, September 3, 2020

I love you Grandma ❤️ thank you for just being you ! I am truly blessed to have to such an amazing woman in my life. You have taught me about life more than anyone and I thank you for that. Now God has called you home and he has you in his arms we all love you and will miss you so much!

Don and Patsy Rowell
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

We will certainly have a huge void without Mamma in our lives. Now she's with her Lord and loved ones she's missed. God bless, Momma. We love you and miss you.