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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