American Veteran 04


Eloy Fred Martinez

August 20, 1933 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 85)

My departure from this life occurred on January 7th, 2019 as a result of severe complications from diabetes. I was born on August 20th, 1933 in Taos, New Mexico to Lucio and Mary Ursula Martinez, the second of seven children. I served in the U.S Army between 1950 and 1953. I retired from the Tooele Army Depot after 40 years of Federal Service. 

I am survived by the most amazing person on the face of this earth, the most loving, forgiving partner and wife, Peggy (Abbott) I was fortunate to have her by my side for 65 years, unsure how she did it! Six sons and one daughter, Fred (Terri), Kenney (Sylvia), Joey, Paul, Diane McArthur (Matt), Victor, Jeffrey (Amber), fourteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and two step grandchildren. Five beloved brothers and sisters; Vangie Aguilar, Albert, Lillian Olsen (Roger), Gilbert (Julia), Manuel (Laurel) and many nieces and nephews.

I was preceded in my passing by my parents, my brother Lucio and three incredible grandchildren Brooks and Eric Martinez and Patricia McArthur.

I enjoyed spending time at the Fraternal Organizations in Tooele and had good times with many friends that were made by bartending at the Elks and Eagles for many years.

I didn't have much to offer the world and have many regrets, I pray Almighty God forgives my faults and leads me to life everlasting in the Kingdom of Heaven.

In closing, I would like to share my favorite quote: "Cowards die many times before their death - the valiant taste of death but once!"

Adios, Goodbye.....until we meet again.

Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Marguerite Catholic Church on Saturday, January 12th  beginning at 11:00 am, with visitation one hour prior from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Luncheon to follow at the Eagles Lodge. Burial services will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Saint Marguerite Catholic School in Fred's name.

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