MARIA C. MARTINEZ

Maria Coronado Martinez, 83, passed away on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018. A rosary was prayed Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at Resthaven Funeral Home, and a funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday morning, Jan. 31st, at Saint Anthony Church, Anton, with Father John Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Anton Cemetery. She was born to Emilio M. Coronado and Guadalupe Rodriguez on May 8, 1934 in Austin. Maria met and married Reyes Martinez, and settled in the Anton area where they raised seven children. Maria was a homemaker and spent her life raising and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reyes Martinez; a son, Ruben Martinez; her parents; three brothers, two sisters; and her great-grandson, Julian Rosales. Maria is survived by her children, Margaret (Tommy) Alvarado of Anton, Yolanda (Santos) Duran of Arlington, Patricia (Robert) Garza of Dripping Springs, Reyes Jr. (Margarita) Martinez of Amarillo, Ricky (Norma) Martinez of Littlefield, and Rudy (Patti) Martinez of Anton, her daughter-in-law, Susan Martinez of Littlefield; and her sister, Emilia Cordova of Wimberley; 24 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren; many nieces, nephews; a brother-in-law and a sisterin- law

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