Wednesday March 22nd 2023
Joe D. “J.D.” Martinez died Wednesday March 22, 2023 at his home in Garden City, Kansas with his daughter LaVonda by his side. During his last weeks he was surrounded by his other children and grandchildren. He was born April 7, 1935 in Valdez, Colorado the son of Joe Canuto & Catlina (Sisneros) Martinez. Joe moved to Kansas in 1966. He married Linda R. Morgan on July 3, 1976. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2005. He was employed briefly for DV Douglas, Womean Construction and 27 years for the City of Garden City before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren. His favorite sentiment was “Steps belong outside not inside the family” He had an intuitive sense and could finish his children’s sentences. He was his children’s Hero and their Rock. He is survived by his Children-Merlin (Cindy) Fry, Ron (Laurie) Fry, LaVonda Fry & Butch Romero, Victoria (Giles) Garcia, Louisa Martinez & Chaney (Tod) Hoskinson; Siblings- Floyd Martinez & Robert Martinez; 50 + grandchildren; 10+ great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his Children- Joe Martinez, Donny Martinez, & Ronnie Martinez; Siblings-Ermina “Mini” Saiz, Nestor Martinez, Ernest Martinez, Elvera Martinez, Richard Martinez, Sara Santistevan, Flora Bergamo & Mary Sergura & Grandson Frankie Martinez . Visitation will be held 12:00- 8:00 pm Tuesday March 28, 2023 at Garnand Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday March 29, 2023 at Garnand Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Joe D. Martinez Memorial Fund in Care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS 67846
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joe JD Martinez Wednesday March 22nd 2023.
Garnand Funeral Home – Garden City
Death notice for the town of: Garden City, state: Kansas
Dear relatives of Joe JD Martinez.
Alex is writing to you. Unfortunately, I do not know English, so I used an Internet translator. I learned about your grief and I want to express to you words of condolences and consolation from the Bible.
The death of a loved one is always painful and unfair, it leaves a deep emotional wound that does not heal for a long time. I share your feelings, because I myself have lost dear relatives and friends. Death is a truly terrible enemy! But God promises, “The last enemy that will be finished is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26). God intends to eliminate not only death, but also the consequence of death – to resurrect millions of people to life on earth, the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24:15). To fulfill this plan, God sent Jesus Christ to earth. He gave his precious life for all of humanity. So, thanks to the death of Jesus Christ, people have the hope of resurrection from the dead and the prospect of eternal life in paradise, on earth! (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9).
To receive such blessings from God, you need to show faith in God and Jesus Christ. Such faith is based on knowledge. “Faith comes with what is heard,” said the Apostle Paul (Romans 10:17). So, in order to gain faith, you need to learn from the Holy Scriptures about God’s plan for all mankind. So we will gain faith and trust in God and his promises! The best assistant in this will serve you an Internet site jw.org/en
With respect to you, Alex.