Elsie Barela Martinez, 1935-2017


Elsie Barela Martinez

Age 82, was born on December 8, 1935 in Penasco, New Mexico. Our beloved Angel Mother passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017 from this world surrounded by her loving family.
On Christmas Day an Angel received her wings.
She was married to Joe Martinez for 61 years they have 5 surviving children and one that passed away at birth. She is survived by her husband Joe, her children Debbie (Karl), Patrick (Kathy), Melvin (Barbara ), Peggy (Karyn), Brenda. She has 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She is preceded by parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
In her life she was a devoted Catholic and hands on grandmother. For years she worked in the hotel industry and later in life she became a caretaker for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Our mother was the "glue" that kept our family alive and together. There are not enough words in the dictionary to express how much we will miss her.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, December 30, 2017.  Condolences may be shared at


Private mode detected!

In order to read our site, please exit private/incognito mode or log in to continue.