Genoveva “Genie” Martinez, 84, of El Prado passed away on May 18, 2022, after a long illness. She was born on December 29, 1937 in El Prado. She was a long-time resident of El Prado and a graduate of Taos High School. Genie was also a part-time resident of Santa Fe where she worked and retired after 35 years from the State of New Mexico. After retirement she enjoyed being around family, helped in raising her granddaughter, traveling and going to the casino with her sisters. She was a fun loving, caring and generous person to all. Her beautiful smile brightened up the room and always made you feel welcomed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Martinez, parents, Fidel and Margarita Garcia, sister, Raffie West, and brothers, Don Garcia and Gilbert Garcia. She is survived by her daughter, Sierrita Harris and her husband Jim, granddaughter, Kristina Harris, sister, Gloria Lindenfelser, brothers, Ubaldo Garcia, Luis Garcia (Susie) and Fidel Garcia Jr., brothers-in law, Gilbert West and Freddie Martinez, sisters-in law, Bertha Garcia and Goldie Montoya, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Interment will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Halo House Foundation https://www.halohousefoundation.org/ways-to-donate/.