Las Cruses, NM – Eloy B Martinez, 86, passed on 12/4/22 at Mountain View Hospital. Eloy was born in
La Angostura NM on July 18, 1936 to Alejandro and Lydia Martinez.
He has two sisters, Monica Torres and Mercedes Delgado.
He married Jennie Costales on July 16, 1955.
He attended the University of New Mexico school of Engineering. Eloy had a long career at White Sands Missile Range where he retired as the Chief of Housing. Eloy was an avid golfer in his younger years. He loved UNM football and basketball and a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. He was always up for a dance and to listen to music. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church.
Eloy is survived by four children: Laura Whipple (husband Rich), resident of Hawaii; Vikki Martinez, resident of Las Cruces; John Martinez (wife Lea Ann), resident of Rio Rancho, and Eloy Martinez Jr., resident of Las Vegas, NM, and his siblings Monica Torres and Mercedes Delgado. He has too many to count, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jennie, his son Alex Martinez, daughter Virginia Morales, and granddaughters Gianna Martinez and Megan Whipple.
Services will be as follows: Viewing and Rosary: Friday, December 16, 2022 at Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing 5pm to 6pm, Rosary from 6pm to 7pm followed by sharing of memories or stories by anyone who wishes to share.
Funeral: Saturday December 17, 2022 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina St. at 10am. Burial: Masonic Cemetery, 760 Compress at 11am. Followed by a reception at Frank O’Brien Papen community center, 304 W. Bell at Noon.
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