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Lewis (Louie) F. Martinez, age 68 a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on October 12, 2022. Louie was born in Bernalillo on October 18, 1953 to Luis and Aniceta (Apodaca) Martinez.
He is preceded in death by his father Luis and mother Aniceta; along with brothers Fidel, Frank, Rudy and sisters Grace and Melinda; sister-in-law Carol; father-in-law Fidencio and mother-in-law Viola Baca; brothers-in-law Alex, Luis, Martin and sister-in-law Christine Baca; and his best friend Wilbert Vigil
Louie is survived by his wife of 48 years Patricia (Patsy) Martinez; children Rachel, Renee, Christine (Jake), Michael (Natasha) and Laura; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings Mary Louise, Marty (Maria), Jane, Linda, Chris and Julius Martinez; in-laws Cathy Chavez (Louie), Pauline Sanchez (Richard), Didi Lucero, Chris Baca (Sharon), and countless other family and friends.
Louie met the love of his life and best friend Patsy in 1973 and they were married in 1975. They lived in Albuquerque for five years before moving and raising their family in Taos, in 1980. Louie was skilled in many things whether it be mechanics, plumbing, or electrical, he was always willing to lend a helping hand and share his knowledge. Louie enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, listening to music and spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, friends and neighbors.
The Martinez family would like to thank all the heath care staff who cared for Louie on his journey and treated him with kindness and respect, also dear family friend Elma Vigil.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday October 20, 2022 at 6:00pm in the Evergreen Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home.
The family of Lewis (Louie) Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)
DeVargas Funeral Home Taos
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