Roberto A. Martinez returned to our Lord November 15, 2016. He was born on November 20, 1922 to Jose Angel and Refrjio (Ruth) Archuletta Martinez in Blanco, New Mexico. He married the love of his life Maria Vallejos on March 28, 1946. Together they had 7 sons and 2 daughters.
He served with Honor in the United States Army from January 21, 1943 to February 18, 1946 during World War II, stationed in the Philippines. Roberto was a very talented artist. He mastered the art of carving. When he saw a piece of wood he could turn it into something beautiful from animals, a crucifix or a wooded rosary. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He also was a member of the Spanish Choir at Our Lady of Lourdes for many years along with his wife Maria and his brothers and sister-in-laws.
He is survived by his sons James (Ruby), Jose (Yolanda), Robert and daughter Kathy. 17 grand children, 45 great grand children and 22 great great grand children. Brothers-in-law: Lloyd (Cordy), Alfred (Juanita), Joe (Juanita) and Johnny Vallejos. Sister-in-laws: Esther (Ernaldo) Herrera and Teresa Herrera.
Preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. His precious wife of 60 years Maria, sons: Raynel, Johnny, Michael and Mark. His daughter Patricia Ann, and grand children Bobby and Patricia.
Viewing will be held Sunday November 20, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Peel Funeral Home 8525 West 2700 South Magna, Utah. The Funeral Mass will be Monday November 21, 2016 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 2840 South 9000 West, Magna, Utah. A luncheon will be served at the church following interment at Pleasant Green Cemetery.
Our family wants to say THANK YOU to the CNS Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to our dad. And all the marvelious doctors at the VA Hospital.