Information for Charles P. Martinez Sr
25 January, 1945 17 December, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1990

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Charles Martinez Sr.

    Charles P. Martinez Sr., 45, of Nampa, died Monday, Dec. 17, 1990, at a Nampa hospital.  Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.  The Rev. Thomas Taylor, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Charles was born Jan. 25, 1945, at Gardner, Colo., a son of Delino J. and Eufemia M. Ortivez Martinez.  He moved with his family to Torrington, Wyo., where he was raised and attended schools and graduated from Torrington High School.  He married Ruth M. Baros June 25, 1963, at Pueblo, Colo., and they lived at Torrington where he worked as a meat cutter.  They moved to Nampa in 1968 where he worked as a wet line mechanic for the J.R. Simplot food processing facility in Caldwell.  Mrs. Martinez died Dec. 9, 1982.  He later married Josefina Gonzalez Delgadillo Sept. 6, 1985, at Winnemucca, Nev., and they made their home in Nampa.
    Charles liked to fish, hunt and to construct things around the house.  He was adept at making wooden items.  He also enjoyed traveling.
    He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Josefina of Nampa; a son, Charles P. Martinez Jr., of Houston, Texas; six daughters, Paula Saenz, Charlene Ramirez and Brenda Garcia, all of Waco, Texas, Melissa Rodriguez of Fruitland, Lori Martinez and Viridiana G. Martinez, both of Nampa; six brothers, John I. and Delfino Martinez Jr., both of Torrington, Wyo., Rudy Martinez of Caldwell; Jessie Martinez Sr., of Boise, Ron Martinez of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Robert Martinez, U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf; two sisters, Rosemarie Romero of Torrington, Joyce Jimenez of Nampa; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    His parents preceded him in death.


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