Obituary: Jackie C. Martinez Aug. 31, 2015

JACKIE C. MARTINEZ Aug. 31, 2015

Jackie Martinez, age 66, our family’s strongest supporter and protector, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 from complications of lung cancer.

Jackie was born in Los Alamos in 1949 and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1967. He continued to have a very close relationship with several of his high school buddies, the Los Alamos “Clan.”

Jackie had three beautiful daughters and a stepson that he was so very proud of and close to. In 1985 he married the love of his life and best friend, Jana. They had one of those very unique and special marriages one rarely sees. Jackie was a proud US military veteran and enjoyed life to the fullest, but he especially liked being around family, golfing with his good buddy, Dan, fishing (particularly at Cooper’s El Vado Ranch), hanging out every evening on the back porch, and the annual family reunion. Oh what fun we had listening to Jackie’s stories from all the varied outings!

He is survived by his wife, Jana; daughters, Janelle “Bean”, Marisa (Chad), Brian and Jennifer; grandchildren, Kypton, Caleb, Easton, Desi, Jake, Zach, and Wayne. He is also survived by brothers, Mike (Bernadette), John (Karlene), and Rickie (Susan); brother-in-law, Bill Huckaby. He leaves behind many very special family members and friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Anita; parents-in-law, Buster and Patsy, and several other cherished family members.

A Memorial Service will be Friday September 4, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH – Lomas. After the service a gathering of family and friends are invited to the Cooperage at 7200 Lomas NE, Albuquerque. Interment will be held at a later date in Los Alamos. Please visit our online guest book for Jackie at and please, remember to always make time to hug your family and friends and never forget the words “I love you.”

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