April 12, 2005
Velia Martinez died April 10, 2005, at Barton Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Lansing, Mich., and was a 27-year resident of South Lake Tahoe.
She is survived by her sons, Jamie Martinez, Isidro Martinez and Isavro Martinez, all of South Lake Tahoe, Jose Martinez of Washington state, Sergio Martinez and Juan Martinez of Reno, Nev., and Abel Martinez of Carson City, Nev.; daughters, Odila Quintana of South Lake Tahoe, Emerita Ramirez of Carson City, Maria Rosalba Marquez and Carolina Martinez of Reno; four brothers, three sisters, 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miguel Martinez, in November 1996.
Visitation will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday in the McFarlane Mortuary Chapel, 887 Emerald Bay Road, followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. in St. Theresa Catholic Church. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, also at St. Theresa. Interment will be at Happy Homestead Cemetery.