John Alexander Martinez

Born: Fri., Sep. 18, 1959
Died: Wed., Jul. 8, 2015


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 16, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Thu., Jul. 16, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jul. 17, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

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John Alexander Martinez, 55 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  He was born in Leadville on September 18, 1959 to Jose Robert and Dora Clorenda Martinez.  He was employed as a maintenance and landscaping technician.
John graduated from Lake County High School in 1977 and had many athletic accomplishments including being the 2A Cross Country Running Champion.  He received a cross country running scholarship to Adams State College and eventually broke the five minute mile at a time of 4 minutes and 52 seconds.  During his tenure, he ran races against national and international elites.  John enjoyed and participated in sanctioned and non-sanctioned horseshoe pitching tournaments as well as world competitions, being a finalist in many.  The great outdoors was his backyard and with fishing pole in hand, he fished in Alaska, Canada, Colorado as well as many other places.  He traveled to Puerto Rico, The Caribbean, Cancun as well as many states in the United States.  He also enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and climbing mountains.
John is survived by his mother Dora; sons Eric and Alexander; brothers Robert, James, Kenneth, Rick and Ron; sisters Beverly and Paulina, and all of their extended families including numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.  John will be remembered by and was loved by many.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Leadville from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service to begin at 6:00 p.m., officiated by Deacon Tony Werckman.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church with Reverend Father Jim Baird as Celebrant.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville with a reception to follow at Leadville Elks Lodge, #236.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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Janese Gifford
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Rod and I are deeply sorry for your tragic loss, we always had a soft spot in our hearts for John. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Darlene and Gary Gotfrey
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Rest in peace Johnny...Our condolences to the Martinez family.

virginia redman
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
john was sweet and kind and thoughtful and generous and funny and i am proud to say he was my friend. i will miss you forever johnny. i so hope you are with mitch now.
deepest condolences to the entire martinez family. i hope you find solace in the knowledge that so many people cared about him.

Fran Masterson
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. John was a bright spot for Leadville and I will truly miss him. Hugs and prayers to the family. RIP my friend.

Gloria Palermo Powell
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Prayers for John and his loved ones. God Bless

Carol Mestas
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Dear Beverly, Robert Jr., James, and Kenny... my Sister Shirley and I send you our deepest sympathy. Our families have known each other for many years and we will always remember the fun times we had together at the Grill. I had my grad party there and danced with Johnny. May he rest in peace and may you find strength in love and memories to deal with this tragedy. Sincerely, Carol Mestas and Shirley Gutierrez.

Gerald Gutierrez
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
my condolences to the Martinez family..John was a great guy so sad..may he rest in peace..may the lord be with all his family, and friends.

Jim Stepisnik
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
My prayers go out to all of John's family. May he have eternal peace. A tragic event taking a life way to soon. RIP John.

Julie Muhovich
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. Many fine memories of him when in Leadville. My prayers are with you all.

Debbie and Polecat Pollock
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Dear James, Beverly and the rest of your family, We are so very sorry for the loss of John. Always such a nice guy with that huge beautiful smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May he be at peace. Sincerely, Deb and Cat

Tina Tekansik
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great person whom I had the pleasure while working waiting on him as a customer. No matter what he always spoke and always happy.
Rest in peace.

Janine and Jim Weitzel
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
We pray that this tragedy will not separate people, but bring them together to celebrate the life of Johnny Martinez. He was a great guy and will be missed. Praying for all. God will walk with you during this time and anytime you need HIM. Sending LOVE.....

   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
Saddened more then words can say, I pray the Lord hold his family and friends during this difficult time.

Larry Mestas
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
Sorry to heard that news the my best friend Johnny Martinez is with the angles. God bless the Martinez family.

JR & Darlene Martinez
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
We were shocked to hear the tragic news about John. Our Condolences to the Martinez Family. Even though, we hadn't seen John since we moved we have many fond memories of him and his Family as neighbors when we lived in Turquoise Lake Estate.

Our prayers to you all!
JR & Darlene Martinez
Seattle, WA.

Mr & Mrs Robert and Gloria Gutierrez
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
We are so sorry to hear about John, He was a good man, very respectful, and kind, what a terrible tragedy, he will truly be missed, condolence to all the Martinez Family, we will keep you in our prayers, may God comfort you in your time of sorrow. God Bless each and every one of you.

Mary Hewlett
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. John and my son Luke Graner were friends, I have fond memories of John. My deepest sympathy, God bless you.

Kenny Marcella
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
Johnny, may you rest in peace... long time friends of the family and we all grew up together, and I pray that the families will be strong through this. God bless you all.... Bev, Jim, Robert and all of the extended family...

Dave and Cindy Rider
   Posted Sun July 12, 2015
God bless you all and stay strong for each other now. Johnny will be missed by so many, always such a happy person!

Steve and Karla Schaefer
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
May your memories and love for John help you through this difficult time.

Janice Fox
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
John was such a wonderful person. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mona Glavinich
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
We are sending our thoughts and prayer to the Martinez family. Johnny will be missed. May the family find peace and love through this tragic time.
God be with everyone at this time.
The Glavinich family.

Terry Schroeder
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
Beverly, James, Kenny and Robert,

So sorry for your loss. Johnny was a very special person and will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you I know it cannot be an easy time. I always had fond memories of John and he had a special place in my heart. May God be with you and help you to be strong through this ordeal. Bless you and your families.

Crislynn Howerton
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
My heart breaks for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Abbey Channel
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
Thoughts and prayers .... Rest in Peace Johnny

Glenn and Debora Terrell
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Johns Positive Outlook on life and Beautiful Smile Inspired All of Us. He was a True Champion and will be Greatly missed. We have Wonderful memories of times running, skiing , playing horseshoes and hanging out with the Family at the Grill. Wonderful Times...!
John we Love you and may you be smiling and running through the Stars...

Ernie and Mo Marquez
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
To all the Martinez family of the grill we r so sorry for the loss of johnny we know this is a very difficult time for all of u our thoughts and prayers r with all of u we r sorry love Ernie and Mo Marquez Johnny will b missed.

Tom & Kim Rodriquez
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may John's soul rest in peace. Words cannot express the grief and magnitude of your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts during this great sadness. We will always remember Johnny and have many fond memories of the good times spent together. -The Rodriquez's

Laura Rothi (Callaway)
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
I remember all the good times I had with John. He was so funny and a blast to be around. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your memories can bring smiles to your faces just like Johnny brought to mine and so many others. RIP Johnny

Ann Peniston
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be missed.

April Fetters
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Prayers of comfort to the family of John. He was such a nice, outgoing man. He will be missed.

Mike Conlin & family
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Gone far too soon, John will be missed. Condolences to Dora and all the kids. The Martinez family has always been welcoming and vital member of this community, and we share your loss

Joe & LeaAnn Burns
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
We have loved him during life; let us not abandon him until we have conducted him by our prayers into the House of the Lord. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace. May the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bless the Martinez family in this time of grief.

Karen and Cliff Savory
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
May your memories comfort you , John had a heart of gold and shared his freindly personality with every one he was around. Wishing the family peace and clousure, god love you all!

Terry Jacobs
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Very sorry for your loss. John will be missed by many. Always will remember his smile.

Donald and Jennine Gotfrey
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sad. Johnny was a great guy. RIP Johnny

Steve & Barb Kleeberger
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
James and family,
Our thoughts and prayers to all your family. A life taken far to soon, John will be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy, God Bless

Ellie Montoya
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Johnny was kind and funny I will always cherish the memories of working with him and the Martinez family. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP Johnny.

Linda Kay Hudder
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
So Sorry that I can not be there today, to say Good Bye to my friend. He was truly a wonderful being, always had a kind word to say. A smile to share. I have many great memories that I will always cherish. RIP John, vaya con dios!

Maryann Gutierrez Gonzales
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
Dearest Martinez Family, My deepest heartfelt condolence goes out to each of you ! I was deeply saddened to hear of Johnny's passing ! He was truly one of the Nicest Person I have known. I will always remember the years I worked for your Family at the Grill ! Johnny, was such a Wonderful Boss !

May God's Peace be with Each of during this difficult time.
"He will swallow up death forever. The sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The Lord has spoken." Isaiah 25:8

Geri Ortega Madrid
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
Dear Martinez family: On behalf of all your cousins in Pueblo, you have our sincere sympathy! May the Lord comfort you and give you strength as you trust in Him. You are all in our prayers. Dora is my first cousin on my dad's side (Delfinio Ortega). God bless you all.

Donny and Deb Miller
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Lura Jane Dungan
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Johnny's family.

   Posted Sat July 18, 2015
To Amber and Bev, and family. My deepest condolences during this hard time. I am sending my most positive thoughts your way, and grieving with you as well. Wish I could hug you both right now.


Vicki Duarte Brotherton
   Posted Sat July 18, 2015
Martinez Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Johnny. I have many memories of John being such a nice guy and a great brother to Beverly. My prayers are with you and all your family. I pray for God's strength and comfort for you.

Vicki Duarte Brotherton

Debbie Wilson White
   Posted Sat July 18, 2015
Thoughts & prayers to the Martinez Family, Johnny was always smiling & never had a harsh word to anyone. Special angels will now be taking care of him God be with you & your family. Rest in peace my friend.

John Moore
   Posted Sun July 19, 2015
May his memory be eternal.

Nancy Peterson
   Posted Mon July 20, 2015
I just heard about this last night and am so shocked and saddened. John was a special fun and energetic person. My prayers to the entire Martinez family and may Johnny rest in peace.

Maria Vera
   Posted Mon July 20, 2015
I am sorry for the loss of a friend, a classmate, and a part of your family. Please accept my condolences on the loss of Johnny. I hope you will find comfort in the love of God and in remembering the good times we have had him here on earth. Blessing to all his family and friends that have been part of his life and are missing him dearly and during this hard time. Love, Maria Vera

Bebe Byrd
   Posted Thu July 30, 2015
To the Martinez Family - I am so sorry for your loss. My first job in the USA was at the Grill when I was in high school in the 70's. Johnny was my friend at school and at the restaurant we worked along side each other after seeing each other at school. Later through life and into our 50's, we stayed in touch- he was always accepting, polite and the nicest guy I know ! My deepest condolences, the news of his passing has weighed heavily on my mind and I've been thinking of his family, all of you. Peace and love, Bebe

Lindsay Craig
   Posted Mon August 31, 2015
John made this world a better place and he will be dearly missed. Humble condolences to his loved ones.

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