Rose E. Martinez
88, longtime Chesterton resident, passed away Friday, May 1, in Kyle, TX,
where she had been living near her daughter.
Preceding her in
death was her loving husband of 64 years, Claude Martinez, who passed away
March 26, 2009.
Surviving are her
children Claude (Jean) Martinez of Round Lake, IL; Cedric Martinez of
Chesterton; and Nadine (Bruce) Leffel of Austin, TX. Also six grandchildren:
Joshua Bender, Nic Bender, Shane (Kathy) Martinez, Sasha (Ali) Hearn,
Racquel Martinez, and Megan Martinez; and eight great-grandchildren: Nathan
Bender, Oakley Bender, Alexis Martinez, Tyler Martinez, Maddox Hearn, Taylor
Martinez, Vincent Martinez and Trinity Martinez.
Also preceding her
in death were her parents Joe and Maria Lucero, and three sisters, Theodora,
Ruth, and Juanita.
She is survived by
two sisters and two brothers, Reyes, Julia, Ben, and Robert.
Rose loved to
travel, cook, sew, and be with family and friends. She was a member of St.
Patrick's Church and love of family was of upmost importance to her. She
will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
There will be a
family interment in Michigan at a later date.