Alfonso P. Martinez

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:17 PM


Alfonso P. Martinez, 82, passed away on June 27, 2013 at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home after a long, challenging battle with dementia. He was born June 4, 1931, in Park View, New Mexico to Benjamin and Piedad Martinez.

He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He married Antonia Valdez in July 1955 and had two daughters, Janice (Derek) Ulibarri and Jackie Martinez (Billy Orosco).

He was an air freight supervisor at HAFB, where he retired with awards and honors for his many years of service. He was an avid gardener with an immaculate garden with fruit trees and vegetables he loved to share and donate year after year.

Surviving are his daughters and grandchildren Desi Salas, Justin Tafoya, Nia Martinez, Jayde Salas, Saige Salas. His brother Sam and sister Rita, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Tony, his parents, brothers Jim and Arthur Martinez.

A Rosary will said at 9:30 a.m., and a Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th St., in Ogden, on Monday, July 1, 2013. Join the family for the inurnment at the Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 N. Monroe Blvd., with veterans honors after the Mass.

Specials thanks to the staff at GWVA, Bristol Hospice, family and friends. Dad, we will forever miss you.

Services are under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary.

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