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Rita Martinez

May 22, 1932 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 89)

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Rita Rodriguez Martinez passed from this life February 8, 2022 at the age of 89.  She was born May 22, 1932 to Manuel and Rebecca Rodriguez in Barrancos Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Petronilo Martinez on April 24, 1951, and they shared 40 years together.  Rita attended school in Mexico and worked in underground irrigation repair and contracted field work. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Petersburg, TX.  She loved music, dancing and ballroom dancing.  She will be remembered for the love she had for her family, her laugh, and her contagious smile.  She was a loving, caring, godly woman.  

She is survived by her 2 children, 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren, and 7 great-great-great grandchildren.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband Petronilo, her 3 daughters Francis Martinez, Elvira Martinez, and Amparo Martinez, and her grandson Julian Phillip Martinez. 


Visitation will be held Sunday, February 13 from 3:00 to 9:00 with the Holy Rosary at 6:00 at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.  Funeral services will be held Monday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Sylvester DSouza officiating.  Interment will follow in the Petersburg Cemetery.  


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