Joe Demetrio Martinez

Joe Demetrio Martinez, a lifelong resident of Chromo, Colo., for 79 years, passed on to his eternal home April 8, 2009.

He left behind his wife, Lucy Martinez, of what would have been 55 years on May 31, 2009; his son, Mark Martinez, and his wife, Cornelia; his daughter, Beverly Martinez and Jeff Franco; his granddaughters Nicole, Erica and Tonya; and his little buddy, Amber Martinez; his adopted grandsons, Ronnie, James and Tommy Martinez; and two great-grandchildren, Seanna and Joseph DeYapp.

Demetrio Martinez served in the Armed Forces in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.