Antonio Joshua “Tone” Martinez, age 24, a resident of Ranchos De Taos, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2021. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Noberto Fernandez, maternal grandparents, Federico and Aurora “Weda” Martinez, great aunts and uncles, Delcie Maes, Ricardo Romero, Mike Romero, Eva Gonzales (Joe), and Francis Casanova (Ramon) and his son’s aunt, Tierra Martinez. Tone loved spending time outdoors, hanging out with his friends, going fishing, camping, and hunting. He was as tough as nails and wanted to protect others first before himself, although his family always knew him as a gentle giant, because he was always so loving and kind. He was always the life of a party, having fun and always telling jokes. He will be missed by all who’s hearts he’s touch. He is survived by his son, Sol Martinez, and daughter who he considered his own, River Olguin, girlfriend and mother of his son, Zena Olguin, his parents, Paul Fernandez (Roberta) and Delilah Martinez, Daniella Romero his Nina who was like a second mom, siblings, Paul Fernandez Jr, Raelynn Fernandez, Angel Fernandez, LillyRay “My LillyRay”, and Malani Fernandez, grandmother, Mina Fernandez, godfather, Dale Maes (Michelle), his best friends, Bryan Sandoval “Rev” and Miquela Struck, aunts and uncles, Anthony Martinez (Christine), Ivan Martinez “Nino” (Alexandria), Arthur Martinez, Luke Martinez (Monica), Nobert Fernandez, John Fernandez, Hope Martinez, great aunts and uncles who adored him, Dawn Romero “Auntie”, Juan Romero, Max Romero, Kathy Romo (Fernando), Tita Trujillo (Art), Paul Maes, Bernadette Romero, Merlin Romero (Dolores), Steve Romero (Nancy), Mary Martinez, Casilda Estrada (Narie), Edith Medina, and Naomi Yanez (Ricardo), plus many other loving cousins, relatives and cherished friends. Public visitation will be on Thursday December 9, 2021 from 4-5pm. Rosary will be recited on Thursday December 9, 2021 from 5-6pm in the Evergreen Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. Funeral mass will be held on Friday December 10, 2021 at 11am at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church, with burial to follow at the new Llano Quemado Cemetery. The family of Antonio Joshua “Tone” Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019
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