Jose R. Martinez Jr.

Jose R. “Joe” Martinez Jr. passed away on Aug. 11. Martinez was born in Leadville to Jose R. “Martin” Martinez Sr. and Priscilla M. Martinez and was raised in Gilman.

Martinez worked for many years at the Shell Standard Service Station in Vail and Vail Honey Wagon, and at the Edwards Building Center until his death. “Jose had a work ethic that left his coworkers respecting him,” his family said.

Martinez loved his family and would do anything for them. If Martinez wasn’t working, one could find him fishing or riding one of his motorcycles.

Martinez is preceded in death by his father Jose R. Martinez Sr.

Martinez is survived by his mother Priscilla Martinez; his loving wife Gloria Martinez; his children Jenilee Lujan and Jose Martinez Jr.; his granddaughter Aubrie Kendrick; his sisters Clara Martinez and Marian Martinez (Henry); his brother Phillip Martinez (Dawn); his nephew Eric Marquez; his nieces Lori Marquez, Jasmine Marquez, Sonya Martinez, Krystel Martinez and Shania Martinez; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A mass will be held Thursday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. in Minturn at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Any donations or condolences can be sent to Gloria Martinez at PO Box 502 Wolcott, CO 81655.

“Joe Martinez will be missed by all,” his family said.