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Valeria Martinez

May 12, 1926 — November 4, 2012

Valeria Martinez, 86, of Newton, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2012) at Asbury Park in Newton.

She was born on May 12, 1926 in Leadville, Colorado, the daughter of Higinio and Amelia Sanchez Garcia. Valeria married Ramon A. Martinez on March 23, 1946 in Liberal, Ks.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, was Past President of the Altar Society and a member of the Daughters of Isabella #465. For many years Valeria enjoyed cooking and serving many of the Altar Society functions.

Valeria was the Supervisor of the Newton Presbyterian Manor food services for 22 years. She received the President’s Volunteer Award in 2004. She was a member of the Wichita District Dietetic Association. While serving as Committee Woman for the Harvey County Democrats, she entertained then Gov. Robert Docking in her home. Valeria volunteered for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, had been a Den Mother for Boy Scout Troop #143.

Survivors include her sons Michael Martinez and wife Lynnette of Newton; Robert Martinez and wife Lynn of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Roderick Martinez of LaPuente, Calif., and Richard Martinez of Rio Rancho, N.M.; her daughter Christina Trujillo and husband David of Newton; brother Jim Garcia of Liberal, Ks., Fred Garcia of Houston, Tx., and Arthur Garcia of Woodbury, N.J. ; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Valeria is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ramon on September 27, 1990; daughter Mona Louise Martinez in 1965; brothers John and Greg Garcia; and great grandson Joe Conteras.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Thursday (Nov. 8, 2012) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday (Nov. 9, 2012) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Newton. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday 9am til 8pm.

A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Diabetes Association of Kansas, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton
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