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3435 North 1st Avenue
TUCSON, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-888-1111
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Nellie Martinez

Nellie G Martinez

Thursday, April 19th, 1928 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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Nellie G. Martinez, age 92, of Tucson, passed away peacefully into her heavenly home on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Nellie was born in the year 1928 in Playas, New Mexico. She married her love of her life, Manuel Martinez, in Lordsburg New Mexico in 1946. They were married for 69 years before her husband’s passing. They resided in Morenci, Arizona until her husband’s retirement. They moved to Tucson where they enjoyed their retirement with family: sons Raul (Ramona) Martinez, Daniel (Yolanda) Martinez; and daughter, Emma Carrillo; and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers; and sisters.

Nellie loved to cook for others and celebrate all occasions. She always decorated her home according to the season. Nellie had a kind soul and a smile for everyone. Her presence will be dearly missed. She leaves behind her sister Belen Rodriquez; and many nephews and nieces. Rest in peace, we will always love you and keep you in our hearts.

A Rosary will be recited from 10:00 am-10:30 am on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Abbey Funeral Chapel, 3435 North 1st Avenue Tucson, Arizona, followed by a public viewing from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Committal Prayers and a private burial at the National Veteran Memorial Cemetery of Arizona will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Abbey Funeral Chapel
    3435 N. 1st Ave.
    TUCSON, AZ 85719
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 10:00am
    Abbey Funeral Chapel
    3435 N. 1st Ave.
    TUCSON, AZ 85719
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
    23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.
    Phoenx, AZ 85024
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Gloria Artavia

Posted at 01:19pm
Rest in Peace Aunt Nellie...I will miss visiting you at your home as we have coffee and go through photo albums. Share stories of my mom. And you always telling me, come stay with me, you can stay in your mommies room. Thank you Aunt Nellie for always being such a great sister to my mom and a great aunt to our family. You will be missed but will always live on in our memories. Love you always, Gloria Newton-Artavia

Barbara Jones Araujo

Posted at 11:36am
My beautiful Aunt Nellie, always with a smile on her face to greet everyone that entered her home. Oh how the world has lost a true angel but she is resting with uncle Manual , Grandma And all of her brothers and sisters
May you rest in peace Aunt Nellie

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