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Eli Martinez

d. July 3, 2022

Eli J. "Chuco Lee" Martinez Our loving Father passed away on Sunday July 3, 2022 in Taos, NM, he was 87 years old. Eli was born in Amalia NM on August 13, 1934 to Philipe & Eloisa Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his son’s Randy and Jude Martinez, his parents Philipe & Eloisa Martinez, siblings Albert, David, Robert, Charlie and Bernadette.

He is survived by his siblings Prax, and Chente (Erma). Children Eli (Shirley), Anthony, Marcie (Chris), Berna (Joe), Mary (Hector), Lola (Chad), David, Stephen and Becky (Mario). Grandchildren Eli (Zeline), Nasario, Isaias (Liz), Julie, Johnathon (Nikki), Elijah, Nathanael, his babita Quanisha, Victor, Samuel, Joe Anthony, Rainy, Wesley, Domonic, Vanessa (Matt) Marissa, Brandy, Dedra, Destiny (Carlos), Victoria, Veronica, Carlos and many more great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Our father loved and cherished his time with family & friends, visiting, playing cards, shooting pool, kayaking in California and singing. He loved to travel all the country especially his beloved New Mexico.  He was a member of the R.C.C.L.A and loved his mountains, hunting & fishing.  He was a loving and giving man and help and took in anyone who needed him.  He made many friends along his travels.  Our father will be missed dearly by all the hearts he touched in this world. He was the best father and grandfather we could have ever asked for.  Thank you, lord, for blessing us with him.  Special thank you to Maxine for loving and caring for our father.  Also, Taos Living Center, thank you for showing our father such loving care and helping us, we will never forget all you did of our father.

Rosary will be recited on Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 9:00am followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00am at  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla.  A luncheon will follow at the parish hall.

The family of Eli J. "Chuco Lee" Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 1-866-657-4019

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