December 07, 2016
Our mother Grace Martinez went home to her heavenly Father, on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. Grace was a long time Santa Paula resident; she was born in Ysleta, Texas on April 16th, 1930. Her family moved to Santa Paula after the death of her mother, at which time Grace devoted herself to raising of her siblings. In Santa Paula, she met and married her former husband. Our mother devoted her life to raising her children, enjoyed being a grandmother, in addition, great-grandmother. Grace enjoyed attending Sunday service at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Her parents Fidencio and Brisca Garcia precede Grace in death as well as
Infant daughter Irene Garcia Martinez, sisters Andrea Gonzales and Nati Estrada and Brother Joe Garcia, Former Husband Norberto V. Martinez and her close traveling friend Lily Hernandez.
Surviving Grace are her children and spouse, Henry and Julia Martinez of Nampa, Idaho Larry and Becky Martinez of Santa Paula Ray and Kathy Martinez of Lynchburg, Virginia Patsy Guzman of Santa Paula Teresa and Benny Estrada of Santa Paula Bobby and Janice Martinez of Santa Paula Amber and Victor Murillo of Moorpark. Grace also leaves to cherish her memory 23 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Sunday December 4, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Garcia Mortuary 629 S “A” Street in Oxnard CA. A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday December 5, 2016 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Santa Paula. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Committal and Inurnment will be held on Tuesday November 6th at 10:00 a.m. for Family and Friends at Santa Paula Cemetery. Father Charles Lueras, C.R.I.C. officiating.
A reception and reflection will follow immediately at The Moose Lodge 700 E. Santa Barbara Street in Santa Paula,
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Grace’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054