ELKHART — Virginia E. Martinez, 88, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton. She was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Sophia, N.M., to Jose Sabino and Cirai (Salazar) Marquez.
Virginia, a homemaker, grew up in New Mexico. She married Louis Martinez on Nov. 29, 1947, in Clayton, N.M.
She is survived by her children, Gilbert Martinez of Amarillo, Texas, Cathy Forbes of Ulysses, Connie Boese of Amarillo, Texas, Leonard Martinez of Foss, Okla., Ruby Martinez of Elkhart and Virgil Martinez of Keyes, Okla.; brothers, Manuel Marquez of Clayton, N.M., Pete Marquez of Guymon, Okla., and M.C. Marquez of Arlington, Texas; sister, Nancy Salinas of Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; and one grandchild.
Rosary service will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Elkhart, with funeral mass following at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Willowbar Cemetery in Keyes, Okla.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials may be given to the Keyes Ambulance Service in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.