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Danny Martinez

OBITUARY: Daniel “Danny” Martinez

d. March 4, 2024

Daniel “Danny” Martinez, age 75, of Garcia, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2024. Daniel loved the outdoors. He was avid hunter, guide and fisherman. Danny was a true cowboy; in his younger years he loved riding and breaking horses. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors. He liked giving rides on the backhoe, 4-wheelers, and the boat. Danny was a people person. He loved large gatherings, barbecues, and cooking in the horno. Danny would tell stories about his hunting adventures. He liked joking around with his buddies, singing, and playing his guitar. Danny was always willing to help anyone. He had a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed.

Daniel is survived by his wife of 25 years, Helen G. Miera, siblings Frank (Virginia) Martinez, Alonzo “Harlen” (Hazel) Martinez, Rufina (Terry) Golkowski; sons David “Bart” Martinez, Juan (Vera) Romero; daughters Donna Jo (Johnny) Martinez, Debbie (Brian) Martinez, Amanda Leon, and Wendy (Ted) Vigil. He is also survived by his many proud grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Arcenio & Inumenia Martinez; brothers Archie Martinez, Leandro Martinez, Donald Martinez and Michael Martinez; sisters; Delmeria Lovato, Urcilia Auth, Virginia Kessler, Veronica Lovato; sons Danny Romero, Brad Romero, Daniel W. Martinez; daughter Yvonne Maes; granddaughters Isabella Rose Vigil, Nichole Martinez, and Jessica M. Martinez.
Rosary was recited on Thursday March 14, 2024 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Costilla, followed by the Mass of Christian burial. The burial will follow at the Garcia Cemetery in Garcia Colorado and a meal will follow at the Parish Hall after the services.