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Louella M. Martinez

October 12, 2021


Louella M. Martinez, age 69, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Danielle Marie; parents, Manuel and Eutilia Torres, and brothers, Timoteo and Carlos Torres.  Louella was a wonderful, loving, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.  She will be missed by all her loved ones.  She enjoyed spending time outside in her garden planting and caring for her beautiful flowers.  She was an amazing cook and her skills of cooking have been proudly passed on to her daughters.  Louella is survived by her husband, John L. Martinez, her children, Ryan Martinez (Anita), Janice Martinez (Jason), Lisa Martinez, and Lori Martin (Jonathan); grandchildren, Diego, Dominick, Lia, Brandon, Chantal, Jack, Sean, and Haley; her siblings, Theodoro Torres, Molly Pacheco, Adelina Garcia, Ernestina Barela (Mario), Julia Williams, Angie Romero (Aaron) and Cel Torres (Tina); plus, many nieces, nephews, relatives and cherished friends. Special thank you to Holy Cross Hospital medical staff (Dr. Dougherty, Shonda, Paige, Mickey, and Brad) and Mountain Home Health Care (Deirdre and team) for their care and support.  The family of Louella M. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 1-866-657-4019

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