Age 97, a resident of Arroyo Hondo, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Veroniz was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel A. Martinez; parents, Alejandro and Ramoncita Gonzales; siblings, Miguel, Bences and Felix Gonzales, Evila Withrow and Bertina Arellano. She loved her family dearly and was an amazing mother and grandmother. Veroniz loved to cook and garden and was always tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed her dogs and cats. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her children, Claudio (Linda) Martinez, Arnold (Theresa) Martinez, Pauline Heva (Richard), Lloyd (Carol) Martinez, Adelmo (Pat) Martinez, Robert (Ruby) Martinez, Annabelle (late husband Walter) Stiger, Uvaldo (Mary) Martinez as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, relatives and friends who she loved dearly.
Public visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. also at the Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Burial will take place at the Rael Cemetery in Arroyo Hondo. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Claudio, Arnold, Daniel, Daniel Jr., Jose and Uvaldo Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The family of Veroniz Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com/ (505) 747-7477.