Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez
Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez, 93, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on September 30, 2023.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 3, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Father Jose Gómez as celebrant. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Manuel was born in Clarendon, Texas on December 24, 1929, to Magdalena and Philadgphia Lucero.

Manuel married Onie Castle in Clovis, New Mexico on September 6, 1947.

Manuel had many friends and loved spending time with those he met through Jan Werner and living at Bivins Village. He enjoyed listening to jazz music and could often be found listening to jazz on his television with the sound turned up loud. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. When he was unable to attend church due to his age, he would watch church services on his television.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Onie Martinez; half-sisters, Juanita Frausto, and Eva Cornell; and half-brother, Benny Chavez.

He is survived by his brother, Gilbert Chavez, and wife Donna; half-sister, Dora Kirk; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hillside Heights for the great care they gave to Manuel.

4 Replies to “Manuel Martinez”

  1. He was a very sweet man. He would come by and take my dad Cuco Reynoso driving…praying for “Cantiflas” and his family.

  2. Manuel was my father’s cousin. He was always such a gentleman. The day my Mother passed away, Manuel had come to pray with her. As he was praying she passed in that moment. He just continued to pray. It gave our family much peace! Rest in Peace gentle man. Thoughts and prayers for all your family! Yvonne García Payne Borger Texas

  3. My condolences and heart felt prayers to all. In honorable memory for the life time friendship Manuel and my dad , Ramon lucero, shared, lived, and enjoyed. ❤️🌹🙏🕊
    Mary L. Lucero (LuLu)

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