Mariano Martinez

Obituary of Mariano G. Martinez

Mariano G. Martinez, age 83, of Warden Washington, passed away November 18th 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born in Repueblo De Oriente, Los Ramones, Neuvo Leon, Mexico on January 19th 1931 to parents, Rafael and Emilia Martinez. Mariano grew up with his 8 siblings in Mexico. He was married to Marcelina Garza on March 27, 1954 in San Benito, Neuvo Leon, Mexico. Together they came into the United States in 1955 where they raised their 6 children. Mariano worked as an agricultural laborer for Manuel Laranjo and George Margosian Farms before retiring to Warden Washington in 1991. Mariano was an avid fisherman and poet. He also enjoyed gardening and singing. He will be dearly missed. He was survived by his wife Marcelina Martinez of Othello Washington, and his six children; Martha (Jesus) Rodriguez of Dinuba California, Mirthala Sanchez of Dinuba California, Irene (Jesus) Pruneda of Warden Washington, Maribel (Benancio Vela) Martinez of Warden Washington, Mariana Barrera of Mission Texas, and Mariano (Isabel) Martinez of Pharr Texas, and siblings; Pilar (Amabeli) Martinez of Cutler California, and Reyna (Florentino) Gomez of Shafter California. Mariano also leaves 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren to cherish his loving memory. He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Andres Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Cliofas Martinez, Dominga Deleon, Cruz Castillo and Prudencio Martinez. A viewing will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Friday, November 21st 2014, at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello Washington. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 22nd 2014, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Othello Washington. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel.
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