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Obituary for Alfonso P. Martinez

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Alfonso P. Martinez

June 4, 1931 - June 27, 2013

Alfonso P. Martinez, 82 passed away on June 27, 2013 at the George Wahlen VA Home in Ogden, Utah after a long challenging battle with dementia.  He was born June 4, 1931 in Park View, New Mexico to Benjamin and Piedad Martinez.


He served in the US Army and fought in the Korean War.  He married Antonia Valdez in July 1955, and had two daughters Janice (Derek) Ulibarri and Jackie Martinez (Billy Orosco).


He was a Supervisor at HAFB in Air Freight where he retired with awards and honors for his many years of service.  He was an avid gardener with an immaculate garden with fruit trees and vegetables he loved to share and donate year after year.


Surviving are his daughters and grandchildren Desi Salas, Justin Tafoya, Nia Martinez, Jayde Salas, Saige Salas.  His brother Sam and sister Rita, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins.


He was preceded in death by his loving wife Tony, his parents, brothers Jim and Arthur Martinez.


A Rosary will held at 9:30 A.M. and a Mass will begin at 10:00 A.M. at St Joseph Catholic Church 514 24th Street in Ogden on Monday, July 1, 2013. Join the family for the inurnment at the Evergreen Memorial Park 100 North Monroe Blvd with Veterans Honors after the Mass.


Specials thanks to the staff at GWVA, Bristol Hospice, family, and friends.  Dad we will forever miss you.


Services are under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Born: June 4, 1931
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Condolences for Alfonso P. Martinez

Leroy and Maryann Atencio posted on 7/2/13

Janice, Jackie , Rita and Sam our condolence on the passing Al, he will be greatly missed. I have many memories. I first Al met him in 1950 in Park View, he always visited us [garndpa, grandma and myself]. I know he enjoyed his gardening and fishing. May he rest in peace. tu primo


Pat Dillon posted on 7/2/13

Janice and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. I know he was a lot of support for you and your family. May the Lord be with you and yours at this time. Matt and Pat Dillon