Although I can no longer hear your voice I find myself coming back to this site daily as though you're still here Even though you've gone the values you've left with us shall forever remain. You had undeniable strength. When Dad passed ,then John,and mostly when at 88 you had major surgery and were up walking the next morning like a trooper. You even amazed the doctor. I am so glad I got to spend the last months with you, but could see your strength was failing and you were becoming tired. Your mission on earth was coming to an end. A job well done! You instilled values and principles that will forever endure .You taught me to always have faith in God. No matter what life throws at us he will always be there to guide and protect. You also taught me to be strong and forgiving ,and most important you taught me the value of family togetherness. Family and God should be first priority in life above all else and we should remain by each others side through the good and the bad .I will always remember these things and hopefully someday will once again be by your side when my mission on earth is done
Maria G. Martinez Date of Birth: Thu, 04/13/1922 Date of Death: Wed, 05/16/2012
Maria G. Martinez closed her eyes and entered the Kingdom of our Lord at 5:15 p.m. on May 16, 2012. Maria was 90 years young having just celebrated her birthday in April. She was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She also lived much of her life in Sandusky, Ohio and spent her remaining days in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Eduardo Martinez, son, Juan (John) Manuel Martinez, sister, Aurora Castillo, brothers, Amador Gonzalez and Porfirio Gonzalez Jr., as well as her parents, Felipa Hernandez and Porfirio Gonzalez Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Marianne Martinez and partner Tim O’Dowd, and Alma Glassner and husband Sonny, 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Maria was a kind, strong and independent soul with a wonderful sense of humor. Her faith in Jesus Christ was enduring. She loved nature, birdwatching, flowers and plants. Her spirit brightened a room and she will be deeply missed.