Joseph A. Martinez, age 66, of Las Vegas, NM, went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 17th, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 20th, 1957, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, to the late Alfonso & Mabel Martinez.
Joseph attended Robertson High School and graduated in 1975. Joseph served our country proudly in the United States Army for 3 years stationed in Panama with the 193rd Infantry Airborne. Following that, he served 5 years with the NM National Guard. After serving his country he worked for the Los Alamos National Labs as a member of the special response team for 15 years. In 2000, Joseph had the calling to serve as a Police Officer with the Las Vegas Police Department where he began his law enforcement career. Joseph then had the calling to serve the citizens of
Valencia County. He began the best years of his life when he started working for the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office. He was a hard worker and cared about the people he served. He was very fun to be around! Joseph was a big Dallas Cowboys fan; he loved going for rides and listening to music. His happiest moments in life were spent with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Alfonso Martinez and Mabel Regensberg-Martinez, sisters Julie Lucero, Bonnie Martinez, and Anita Sanchez. He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine Martinez; children Naomi, Joseph Jr., and Michael Martinez; grandchildren Mariah, Malakai, BettyAnn, and Xianna Martinez; brother Alfonso “Ponchito” Martinez and wife Solie Martinez, brothers in law Manuel Sanchez & Horace Lucero, and numerous nieces & nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Romero, Victor Romero, Ron Romero, George Ortega, AlBen Martinez, and John Gordon.
The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish with Father Rob Yaksich as celebrant. Burial will take place on June 17th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.at St. Anthony Cemetery with Full Military Honors as afforded by the United States Army.
Arrangements are entrusted to the caring professionals of
Trujillo Family Funeral Home