Stella L. Martinez (September 3, 1937 – July 3, 2021)

Stella L. Martinez

Stella L. Martinez, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  She is a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.  Mrs. Martinez died following a lengthy illness.

She was born on September 3, 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Ysabel Portillo and Teresa Gutierrez.

Mrs. Martinez attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  She received her certificate for becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.

She worked for Hospice of Sweetwater County as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She also worked at the Youth Home as a caretaker as well as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

She enjoyed spending time and raising her family.  Her interests include her work, cooking especially tortillas and playing one-arm bandits.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Martinez of Fremont, Nebraska; Duane Martinez of LaShara, Nebraska; three daughters, Rose Marie Petty of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Tina Jeffery of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Diane Elmer of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one brother, Jesse Portillo of Rock Springs, Wyoming; 34 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, four sons, Jerome Martinez; Lorenzo W. Martinez; Richard Martinez; James Martinez; one daughter, Veronica Jackson; six brothers, Ralph Portillo; Manual Portillo; Joseph Portillo; Richard Portillo; Ray Portillo; Peter Portillo; seven sisters, Julia Mondragon; Juana Abeyta; Clara Opfer; Ramona Ortez; Margaret Bell; Antonia Portillo; Mary Portillo.

Private family services will be held.

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