Obituary for MARTINEZ

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday April 21, 2013

MARTINEZ, LIVIA ELIA DE SOCORRO MAGNON Age 97, died on April 16, 2013. Friends, relatives & acquaintances loved Livia and to her no one was a stranger. She and her husband loved to take vacations to Canada, Spain and Portugal. She was a prolific and dedicated card writer. She was a loving and caring wife and a great role model for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was also an active member of Our Lady of Annunciation Church. During WWII, Livia, her sister and their mother were grand hostesses for aviation cadets from Latin America and the United States who came to San Antonio to be trained as pilots. Her mother's home was the social center of San Antonio, TX. The Black and White Ball, which was the social event of the year in San Antonio, was sponsored for Selene Club, which Livia was President of for several years. It was at the Black and White Ball, the purpose of which was to promote international relations between Mexico and the United States, where Livia met the love of her life, Eloy, a United States Army 2nd Lieutenant. Livia and Eloy were married for 64 years at the time of Eloy's death. Livia is preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Martinez; her sister, Jessie Magnon; and her brothers, George Magnon, Bernard Magnon and Louis Magnon. She is survived by her sisters, Lucha Rojas and Lupita Barnes; her two sons, Carlos and Roberto Martinez and their wives, Lupe and Janice; her grandchildren, Carlos Eloy, Maria Ysabel, Lyndsay, Ruben, Chelsea and Francisco; and her great-grandchildren, Diego, Cairo, and Milo. Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Friends may visit one hour prior to Rosary. Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 22, 2013, 5:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont St. NE. Interment will take place Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Livia at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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