Former Pagosa resident Ramon Juan Martinez died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in Aztec, N.M. He was 17. He was laid to rest beside his mother on Aug. 23, 2011, in Trujillo, Colo.
Ramon was born to Melvin and Carmen Martinez on Aug. 25, 1993, in Durango, Colo. They later relocated to Aztec, N.M., where Ramon lived with his father, Melvin, and stepmother, Sheila.
Ramon’s favorite pastime was spent gaming and looking for music to listen to on the computer. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. His niece was the love of his life, and he loved cooking and playing with her. He spent all of his other spare time helping his father around the house, just being together in whatever needed to be done.
Ramon was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Martinez; grandmother, Lisa Martinez; and best friend/brother, Richard Auger.
Ramon is survived by his father, Melvin Martinez; stepmother, Sheila Martinez (Aztec, N.M.); brother, Humberto Valenzuela (Pagosa Springs); sisters Angelique Martinez (Pagosa Springs), Alicia Hoyt (Flora Vista, N.M.), Annalie and Emily Jacob (Aztec, N.M.); grandparents, Margarito and Edulia Martinez (Ignacio, Colo.); grandfather, Raynel Martinez (Pagosa Springs); and niece, Harmony Martinez (Pagosa Springs).