Paul H. Martinez

Paul H. Martinez

Age 73, a resident of Valdez, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on August 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his grandson Nikolas Martinez; parents Juan Francisco and Angelina Martinez; and niece Sarah Michelle Gonzales. Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  At the very young age of 14, Paul started to work and later became the store owner and successful business owner of Paul’s Men’s Shop.  Paul loved his entire family dearly. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Sylvia Martinez; children Juan Francisco Martinez (Parker), Maria Martinez, Pablo Martinez and daughter Juanita; grandchildren Pablo Carlos Martinez, Diego Antonio Martinez; siblings Rebecca Duran (Tomas), Virginia Valdez (Adelmo), Berlinda Gonzales (James), Moises Martinez (Dolores), Stella Gallegos (Johnny), Richard Valdez (Celeste), and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services are pending at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available. The family of Paul H. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos.  866-657-4019

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The first time I visited Paul’s store he was snoozing in an easy chair in the back. A baby goat was snoozing in another one next to it. I bought a hat from Paul a couple years ago. What a nice kind man. I loved visiting with him. My thoughts are with his family.


Dave Ryan


I had the joy of seeing Paul's smiling face each morning when I would walk in to deliver his mail at the shop. He would say, "Good morning! Anything for me?", and I would usually reply, "No. It's for Maria". And then, he would offer me a candy. What a sweet, friendly, and dedicated man. He will be greatly missed. Taos won't be the same without him. ~ "mail lady" Leesa

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