Salon 10

Imelda Martinez

March 20, 1956


Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her husband Gabe and children to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed. Low adherence to this instruction will not be tolerated. Also to all people she has met, she hoped she made you laugh and smile.

From the orchards of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California to the San Joaquin Valley, then Monterey, California to Diamond Head and Waikiki, Hawaii. An accomplished instructor of cosmetology, entrepreneur, everywhere she lived with her husband, thus his military career, she had business and left her legacy with these she met and helped her artistic talents in painting, was honored after her retirement.

Imelda S. Martinez, 66, lived at 1225 Martios St. and 10895 Columbus Rd SE, (The latter was her place of peace and Reflection) passed away on April 14, 2022. Battled cancer, Imelda was born on March 20, 1956 to Emelda and Ventura Sanchez, in Blythe, California.

Melda would like to know that her work here is done. She received a call a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Job security is exactly 110% just like her effort with you friends here. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening and reading to her hearts content.

We want her to know that she did a great job and wish her a safe journey. Remember her smile, her warmth, her energy, her love of life, family and her dear friends but also students, colleagues and clients, many who over time also became friends. She worked very hard all her life, up to the very end. She made a difference in the lives of many, setting her bar higher for her accomplishments just to be a good example.

Imelda is survived by her husband Gabriel Martinez; a son, Ventura Martinez; a daughter, Christina Martinez; siblings, Benny (Josie) Sanchez and Johnny (Pat) Sanchez, Lupe De Jesus, Terry (Rudy) Chavez, Marcela Sanchez, Isabel Sanchez and Josie Lozano.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ventura and Emelda Sanchez; siblings, Rosie Chairez, Helen Sanchez and Frances Corona.

Memorial service will take place Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11 o’clock in the morning at Baca’s Funeral Chapel with Father Prakasham Babu officiating.

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Memorial Service
April 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Baca's Funeral Chapel
811 S Gold Ave
Deming, NM 88030

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