Joe Lemo Martinez, 1940-2018

Joe Lemo Martinez, Dec. 15, 1940 - July 16, 2018.
Biography: Joe Lemo Martinez, 77, of Valdez passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 16th 2018.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Adela Grant and father Octaviano "Tony" Martinez, brother, Sam Grant, in laws Alejandro and Maclovia Valdez.

Joe Lemo is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Olivia Martinez, son, Dominic Martinez (wife, Janet), daughter, Katherine Molina (husband, Roberto Jr.), grandchildren who he loved with all his heart, Nathaniel Martinez, Elizabeth Martinez, Francisco Molina, Desiree Martinez, Maribel Molina, Anahi Molina and Hailey Sanchez and great-grandson Jeremiah Cardenas.

He is survived by his sister, Linda Grant-Salazar.

Other brothers and sisters, The Archuleta, +Tomas, +Arturo, Esther, +Regino, Felix and Libby, The Trujillos, Henry, Ramon, +Frances "Chisca" and James.

Rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Valdez Cemetery.

Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit our website at


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