1935 ~ 2022
Tommy was 1 of 18 children. He is preceded in death by his parents Briggado and Rosie, his wife Margaret , brothers Felix, Freddie , Melvin, Nace and sisters Rose Maria Diaz, Julia Findley, son Thomas Martinez and grandchildren Angel & Angelica Martinez , Carlos Umana and Jace Martinez.
Tommy was married on April 5th,1958, and will now be reunited with the love of his life, Margaret Aurora Martinez. Margaret was born on April 20th,1943, in Farmington, New Mexico. They shared 51 wonderful years of marriage, before Margaret passed away on February 3, 2009.
Tommy will be leaving behind his children, Carol Sosa( Arnulfo) , Annette Martinez Alvarez, Tammy Martinez (Carlos) , and Troy Martinez (Sadie); brothers, Daniel Martinez, Frank Martinez, David Martinez (Lynn); sisters, Virginia Sykes, Viola Hightower, Bonnie Burnsed, Rosemary Biscoff, Eleanor Haikey, Juanita Massey and Patricia sheets(Robert); grandchildren, Crystal Moreno (Jesus), Steven Sosa, Dave Sosa, Jessica Contresas (David), John Paul Lui(Christina), Margaret Mondragon (Junior), Monique Martinez , Reyes Martinez, Vinnie Umana (Hannah) Thomas Martinez, Alex Martinez (Shaynne), Sierra Adamson(Jake), Aaden Walton, Gabriel Miller, and Shelia Martinez; twenty great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Tommy played a father figure role model to many of his grandchildren. He loved boxing, camping, fishing, putting all of his kids , grandkids and any of their friends, and his friends to work in his garden. He also loved hunting, playing pool , poker, spending time with his family and friends on his property, and running marathons back in his prime time. He loved spending time and making memories with his extended family from all of the Magna bars.
Tommy was a hard worker and provider for his family . He spent his whole career working in all phases of concrete, commercial and carpenter work . He passed those skills on to 3 generations in his family, and they will be passed on for generations to come. Many family members are all thriving in this industry today, making him very proud.
Tommy's wisdom and spirit kept his family together at the property, sitting around a camp fire or on his porch, telling you a story or 2. If you drove past his house, you were sure to get a friendly wave and smile. He will be deeply missed by many . If you ever miss grandpa or have a bad day, we all know in our hearts that his spirit will be high on the mountain with grandma, but his soul will be in his seat at the Copper King. Sit in the chair next to him, and raise a glass to him for being a blessing in all of our lives. Cheers until we meet again!
Please join us for a luncheon at Dad's house following services.