Martin Martinez, age 49, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 8, 2020. Martin was born in 1971 in Albuquerque, NM. After graduation he worked many jobs but found his calling as a cook. He was passionate about cooking and loved sharing this talent with everyone. Martin was a kind and giving soul that loved music, dancing and bringing laughter and joy into everyone’s heart. He was also an excellent caregiver and he took care of his grandmother, Eufelia, for many years until her passing in December 2014.
Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife and soulmate, Guadalupe Zamora de Martinez; parents, Edna and LeRoy Martinez; godparents, Theresa and Jim Baylor, and Steve Montoya; brothers, Adam Martinez, Daniel Martinez and wife, Megan, and David Martinez; grandmother, Elva Martinez; daughter, Cheyenne Seres; son, Joshua Hungate; nieces, Elaina Martinez, Symantha, Allie and Madison, nephew, Vincent Martinez; best friends, Hugh Barlow and Heather Craig; cousin, Stephanie and friend, Esperanza Baca, both who were like sisters to him; as well as three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Eufelia and Eloy Aragon, and Modesto Martinez.
Effective May 16, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requires all New Mexicans to wear a face covering in public spaces, with exceptions for eating, drinking and exercising.
Cloth face coverings can be made out of household items and are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. N-95s and surgical masks must be reserved for medical personnel only. Cloth face coverings are intended to minimize the spread of the virus from people who don’t show symptoms of the virus, transmitting it to others. Remember, face coverings should be used in addition to washing your hands and staying home.