Obituary: Enrique Martinez |

Obituary: Enrique Martinez

Staff reports

A graveside service was held for Enrique Martinez yesterday, July 21, at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, with Pastor Pete Nelson presiding.

Mr. Martinez died on July 17 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., at the age of 76.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1923, in Alquiza, Cuba, to Enrique and Maria Mendez Martinez.

He was a Gardnerville resident for seven years, coming from Westminster, Calif., and was a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville.

Mr. Martinez loved spending time with his family and enjoyed his garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife Haydee Martinez, who died on Sept. 11, 1999.

Surviving are his sons Henry and Roland Martinez, both of Gardnerville; sister Maria Sanz of Miami and brothers Rolando Martinez of South Lake Tahoe and Miguel Martinez and Faustino Martinez, both of Miami; and grandchildren Nolan, Ryan and Kaisha Martinez of Gardnerville.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.