Manuel is survived by his daughter Liz Martinez of Espanola, NM; granddaughter Kyanna Martinez of Espanola, NM; grandson Travis Martinez and his wife Britney Martinez of Espanola, NM; & close family friend Linda Collier of Los Alamos, NM. He is preceded in death by his wife Pauline C. Martinez of Espanola, NM; mother Louisa Martinez of La Villita, NM; his sister Melina Trujillo of Chamita, NM; & brother Dennis Martinez of La Villita, NM.
Manuel was born on November 8, 1939 in La Villita, NM to parents Manuel & Luisa Martinez. He graduated from Espanola High School in 1958 and joined the Pipe Fitters Union Local 412 of New Mexico. He married Pauline Vigil, his high school sweetheart in 1959.
A wake is scheduled for Wednesday September 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM at DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday September 17th, 2015 at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Church in Espanola, with a reception to follow. The family would like to thank Christus St. Vincent Hospital, DeVargas Funeral Home, Sacred Heart Church, & all family & friends for their compassionate care, prayers, & support. The family of Manuel “Mannie” Martinez Jr. has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory.