Henrietta Martinez

February 16, 2013 • Obituaries


A rosary is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at The Assumption Catholic Church with a memorial Mass to follow at 12:10 p.m., for Henrietta (Enriquita) Martinez, 81, of Roswell. Father Joseph Pacquing will officiate.

Henrietta passed away at her home on Feb. 15, 2013. She was born on Sept. 8, 1931, in Roswell, to Francisco and Virginia Gonzales. She was married to Lloyd Martinez.

She was preceded in death [auth] by her parents; her son Paul Martinez; siblings, Sisto Duran and Seniada Del Llano; grandson Dominic Anaya; mother-in-law Bonifacia Martinez; father-in-law Daniel Martinez; and son-in-law Ray Anaya.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Bernie Martinez and his children, Shawn Talbot, grandchildren, Allie Talbot and Travis Talbot; Bernard Martinez Jr., grandchildren, Jeremiah and Christopher Martinez; Frank Martinez and his wife Debbie, their daughters, Tera and Heather, grandson Jordan; her daughter Virginia Martinez and her sons Jerry Paul Martinez and Jesus Anaya, and grandchildren, Olivia and Adrian Martinez.

Her surviving siblings are Penny Briseno and husband Ruben, of Roswell; Cicila Ortega and husband Steve, of Roswell; and a brother Desiderio Gonzales and wife Isabel, of Tucson, Ariz. She is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and countless nephews and nieces.

She was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital until it closed and then worked at ENMMC until she retired. After her retirement she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and her new born great-grandson. She enjoyed embroidery and won many ribbons at the ENM State Fair craft show. She always had a good word to say about everybody and a ready smile.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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