Francisca G. Martinez

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Francisca G. Martinez, 89, of Uvalde died on Nov. 15, 2013, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Knippa to Victoria Oliver Gonzales and Jose Miguel Gonzales. She married Felipe S. Martinez on Nov. 9, 1941, in Uvalde. She is survived by four daughters, Rosario Hernandez and husband, Juan, of Uvalde, Maggie Rodriguez and husband, Fito, of Knippa, Rita Ramos and husband, Carlos, of Uvalde and Marta Gallegos of Uvalde; five sons, Jesse G. Martinez and wife, Lynda, of Uvalde, Ricardo Martinez and wife, Rosalinda, of Uvalde, Enrique Martinez and wife, Dora, of Knippa, Felipe G. Martinez Jr. and wife, Isabel, of Uvalde and Cipriano Martinez and wife, Cynthia, of Uvalde; two sisters, Magdalena Canales and Lucia Ybarra; sister-in-law, Dolores Gonzales of Austin; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Leonor Cuellar; one brother, Medardo Gonzales; son-in-law, Jordan Conrad Gallegos Sr.; and greatgrandson, Marco Marquez Jr. A rosary was recited on Nov. 16 and a vigil on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rosario Hernandez, Maggie Rodriguez, Rita Ramos, Marta Gallegos, Jesse G. Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, Enrique Martinez, Felipe Martinez Jr. and Cipriano Martinez. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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