Josefina was 89 years old who passed away at Sunset Villa Nursing Home on Friday, January 11, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Viewing will begin Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 9 am to 7 pm at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Hagerman with a Rosary to follow at 7 pm. Viewing will continue at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Hagerman on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm with Mass to follow. Deacon Jesus Herrera will officiate. Burial will follow at Hagerman Cemetery.
Josefina Martinez was born March 11, 1929 in Nonoava, Chihuahua-Mexico, to Jesus Maria Olivas and Teresa Villagran.
On January 25, 1950, Josefina married Miguel Martinez Sr. in Mexico. They both lived in Rio Grande by Nonoava, Chihuahua where they started their family. Bertha, Maria, Julio, Miguel Jr., Mauro, Roque and Delfino were born through 1969. They moved and lived in Cardenas, Chihuahua till February 1974. They then moved to Hagerman, NM in February 1974 and their last son Rodrigo was born in March 1974. Josefina raised their family while her husband Miguel Martinez Sr. worked with Richard and Danny Harshey on their farms for about 22 years. When Miguel Martinez Sr. passed in September 2005, Josefina moved to Carlsbad to be under the care of her daughter Maria Villa through July 2013. For the last 5 1/2 years of living came under the care of her sons Julio Martinez and Rodrigo Martinez till her passing on January 11, 2019.
Those left to cherish and carry on her memory are her sons Miguel Martinez, Jr. and wife Maria De Jesus of Roswell, NM, Jose Julio Martinez and wife Micaela of Hagerman, NM, Mauro Martinez and wife Leticia of Las Cruces, NM, Roque Martinez and wife Alma of Pasco, WA, Delfino Martinez of Albuquerque, NM and Rodrigo Martinez and wife Elvira of Roswell, NM; daughter Maria Villa and husband Martin of Carlsbad, NM and brother Jesus Maria Olivas of Chihuahua, Chihuahua-Mexico. Also surviving her are many, many grandchildren.
Josefina Martinez was preceded in death by father Jesus Maria Olivas and Mother Teresa Villagran of Nonoava, Chihuahua- Mexico; husband Miguel Angel Martinez Holguin (lived in Hagerman, NM); daughter Bertha Lilia Martinez De Reyes of Chihuahua, Chihuahua-Mexico; sister Casilda Olivas De Martinez and husband Ulfrano Martinez “Fano” of Rio Grande, Chihuahua-Mexico; sisters Andrea Olivas De Caro and husband Manuel Caro of Chihuahua, Chihuahua-Mexico and Susana Olivas De Quesada and husband Eufebio Quesada of Chihuahua, Chihuahua-Mexico; brother Jenaro Olivas Villagran and Casilda Villalobos of Nonoava, Chihuahua- Mexico and grandson Armando Villa of Carlsbad, NM.
Serving as pallbearers will be her sons Miguel, Julio, Mauro, Roque, Delfino and Rodrigo.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.