Joe Donald Martinez

1943 - 2020


Joe Donald Martinez went to Heaven on Monday, Nov, 16, 2020. in the comfort of his home, surrounded with love and prayers.

Donald was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Garcia, Colo. Donald and Cathy celebrated 55 years of marriage on Aug. 28, 2020. Throughout their marriage they ran many businesses together. He was a hard worker, to say the least. Donald also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. He shared his love of his Catholic faith with everyone he came to meet. He made an impact on so many lives and has left us with the greatest memories. 

He is survived by his wife: Cathy Martinez; daughter: Donna McCain; son-in-law: Shannon McCain; grandchildren: Duncan McCain, Dominic McCain and Drea McCain; sisters: Delmiria Lovato, Urcilia Gallegos, and Rufina (Terry) Golkowski; brothers: Gabriel (Bobbi) Cisneros, Leandro (Lita) Martinez, Frank (Virginia) Martinez, Harland (Hazel) Martinez, Danny (Helen Miera) Martinez, and Michael (LeAnn) Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arcenio and Inumenia Martinez; brother Archie Martinez; sisters: Virginia Kessler, Veronica Lovato, Dulcinea Martinez, and Neita Martinez; and sister-in-law: Loretta Martinez.

A private graveside service will be held in Wellman, Iowa and a celebration of life will be held in Questa, N.M. at a later date.


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