Rita Martinez, 89, of Pueblo Colorado passed away July 26, 2020. She was born on May 26, 1931 to Ermelindo and Anna Apodaca. Survived by her children, John (Jeanne) Martinez, Claude Martinez, Richard (Annette) Martinez, Patricia (Bud) Rivas, and Jim Martinez; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Sister-in-laws Sally, Mary Lou, and Alta Apodaca, Bernie, Mary, and Isabel Martinez; Brother-in-law Joe Martinez;. Preceded in death by her husband Claude Martinez; her father and mother; Brothers – Max, Ben, Nestor, Mike, Delfino, and Hank; Sisters – Genevieve, Lupita and Jenny; in-laws Claude Sr., Josephine, Arthur, Alfred, and Steve Martinez. She was a homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother and loved by numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed her trips to Cripple Creek , Las Vegas, New Mexico and was an avid Notre Dame and Denver Bronco fan. Memorial donations can be made in Rita’s name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
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