Tuesday, December 31, 2013/lk
Pedro O. Martinez, 85, of Grandview passed away peacefully from this world on Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Pedro was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Brownwood, Texas, to Anselmo and Francisca Martinez.
He married Amelia Villarreal on Dec. 6, 1952, in Mexico. They were married for 61 years.
He is survived by his wife, Amelia Martinez of Grandview; his children, Anselmo (Tammy) and granddaughter, Kristina of Pasco; Celia (Daniel) and grandchildren, Raquel and Demetrio of Grandview; Pedro Jr. and grandson, Pete III of Warden; Jaime and grandchildren Angela, Sierra and Julio of Sunnyside; Joe (Lupe) and granddaughter, Danika of Grandview; Miroslava (Gilbert) and grandchildren, Andrea and David of Grandview, Pablo of Warden; Concepcion of San Diego, Calif.; and Francisco (Libby) and granddaughter, Elsa of Grandview; 10 great-grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters: Benita Elizalde, Herculano (Dolores) Martinez, Damian Martinez, Mario Martinez and Maria Gonzalez.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anselmo Martinez; sister, Celia Martinez; mother, Francisca Martinez; and grandson, Manuel Martinez.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.
Those wishing to sign Pedro’s on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.