Michael Martinez – Paid Memorium | TheUnion.com

Michael Martinez – Paid Memorium

Michael Martinez passed away February 23, 2005 at the young age of 61 at the UC Davis Medical Center Burn Unit in Sacramento, California. He was born November 15, 1943 to Joe and Victoria

Martinez in Guadalajara, Mexico. The family moved to California in 1950.

Mike was a butcher for over 40 years, and retired from Albertson’s supermarket in Grass Valley in 2000 as a meat department supervisor. He also worked at Ralph’s supermarket in Auburn, and Chapala Market in Santa Barbara. Mike, Mary and their son David moved to Grass Valley in 1983 from Santa Barbara. Mike was a Vietnam Vet and was very proud of having served his country. He was a member of the VFW Colfax Branch. He enjoyed fishing,

hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mike enjoyed his annual Eagle Lake fishing trips with his best

friend and brother, Ralph, nephew Adam, and his fishing

buddies. Mike’s generosity and love of people was evident in

the frequent trips he made to various rural parts of Mexico

donating food, clothing, household goods and school

supplies to those less fortunate. He was even known to find

small villages and camp in his truck so that he could help

those really in need.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary of Dobbins, CA,

mother Victoria Martinez of Oxnard, children Emily Malouf of

Oakpark, Ralph Sells of Texas, Michael Brandt of Bakersfield,

Raymond Martinez of Carpenteria, Michelle Tye Martinez of

Carpenteria, and David Martinez of Sacramento, also stepchildren

Phillip and Jesse Delgado of San Diego and Lupe

Encinas of Fresno. He is also survived by brothers Ralph

Martinez of Grass Valley, David Martinez of Honduras, Ruben

Martinez of San Diego, Joe Martinez of Paso Robles, George

Martinez of Oxnard, and sisters Connie Herrera of Lincoln,

Sally Herrera of Oxnard, Mary Martinez of Oxnard, and Terri

Biron of Grass Valley. Mike also leaves behind grandchildren

Destiny, DJ, Chris, Anthony, Alyssa, Mekaya, Marcus,

Roderick, Natalia, Mackenzie, Kylee, Katie Jane, Stephanie,

Ciara and Tevin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was

predeceased by his father Joe Martinez in 1969.

Memorial Services scheduled for February 26, 2005 at 11:00

am at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City, with

reception at the VFW in Nevada City to follow. All friends are

welcome to attend the celebration of the life of this wonderful

man. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions

be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

This is a paid obituary.

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