Maria Armandina Martinez
July 23, 1953  -  February 21, 2019

Maria Armandina Martinez

Assumption Catholic Church
2808 N. Kentucky
Roswell, NM  88201
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 pm
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Funeral Mass
Assumption Catholic Church
2808 N. Kentucky
Roswell, NM  88201
Friday, March 1, 2019
100:00 am
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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Poor Clare Monastery
809 E. 19th St.
Roswell, NM  88201

Nina Martinez, a lifelong resident of Roswell, New Mexico passed away at UNM Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Her entire life she was a humble and faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. She loved nothing more than spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father Pablino Casarez and her sister Rosie Velasquez. She is survived by her son, Ricardo Martinez of Denver, CO and his two children, Tristen and Aiden. Her daughter Monica Martinez-Jones and her husband, Arsenio Jones of Carlsbad, NM along with their children Ryan, Megan, Erin and Payton. Her son Jerry Martinez and his wife Tanith Martinez along with their children Tilden and Atlee of Gunnison, CO. Her son Pete Martinez of Roswell, NM. Her mother Matilde Casarez of Roswell, NM; brothers Louie and his wife Sylvia Casarez of Roswell, NM, Gilbert Casarez of Raleigh, NC and Tino Casarez of Denver, CO; sister Lisa and her husband Mike Hamilton of Roswell, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Tristen Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, Pete Martinez, Jerry Martinez, Arsenio Jones and Ryan Jones. Honorary Pallbearers are Louie Casarez, Gilbert Casarez, Tino Casarez, Aiden Martinez, Tilden Martinez and Mike Hamilton.

Rosary will be at Assumption Catholic Church in Roswell, NM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6 pm. With mass Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 am also at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Poor Clares Monastery, 809 E 19th St, Roswell, NM 88201.


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  1. Tino
    Denver, CO

    There are no words to describe what you meant to me as a sister . We were always there for each other no matter the situation ! You will be dearly missed-until we meet again. Hugs to Rosie and Daddy and may they welcome you with open arms so that u guys may continue your strong faiths with the lord!

  2. Margaret Chavez
    Roswell, NM

    Our condolences. Your mom was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. We’re sorry for your loss.

    Frank and Margaret Chavez, Mark Chavez and Lisa Chavez

  3. Dora Gonzales
    Roswell, NM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of my dear friend Nina. Nina and I worked together for several years. Nina was a wonderful and beautiful lady. She always put her family first and enjoyed her weekends with her lovely mother, Ms. Casarez. She thought the world of her sons and her daughter. Please accept my condolences.

  4. Joe & Sally Luna
    San Antonio, TX

    Nina was a very special cousin who kept in touch with us and we were fortunate to have spend time with her on our last visit to Roswell. She was the strength that kept her family together and raised kind lovable kids. Her simplicity and beautiful smile touched everyone. Our prayers and love are with her Mom, her kids, her brothers and sister. RIP Nina

  5. Georgianna Hunt
    Roswell, NM

    I worked with Nina for many years at TMC and I had a great deal of respect for her as a person and a co-worker. I was amazed at what an amazing lady she was and her passion for her children was humbling to see. Please accept my condolences, my prayers go out to her children, family members and loved ones.

  6. Ernie Gutierrez Jr.
    Albuquerque formerly from Dexter, NM

    Nina, Sally, Oscar, Kico, Harry, Velia & me used to hang out at all the wedding dances at St John's Hall in Roswell back like in 1969-71. Even if we weren't invited we find a way to get in. Nina & Sally & Velia were the best dancers in rancheras y cumbias. Nina was very light in her spins & turns. Last I saw Nina was in 2005 when Nina & Sally came to my brother Rafael's rosary & funeral. That's the kind of life long friend Nina was. Even after years of years of not seeing or hearing from each other, she was a comfort with her big beautiful smile. Some how time gets away from us all. But Nina's kindness, gentle heart & beautiful smile will remain eternal. My prayers & thoughts to Nina's family, especially to her kids & grandkids. I can only imagine the kindness & love that you guys will give to the world just because Nina was your mom & grandma. And, I can only hope she taught some of you to dance rancheras y cumbias. Nina will live through you. Take care Watch over each other.

  7. Jesse and Julie King
    Roswell, NM

    Sending our condolences, love and prayers to Ricardo and his whole family.

  8. Lupe Morales
    Dallas, TX

    To the family of Armadina, I am so sorry to read about her passing.She and I went to Yucca Jr High school together. We were friends. We soon went our separate ways and next thing I know I'm reading about her passing. My heart is broken. Please watch over each other in hopes you'll someday be together again God bless you all. Sincerely with all my heart

  9. Joann and Freddy Palomino
    Roswell, NM

    Nina was an awesome lady and a wonderful sister- in-law. Our hearts are filled with sadness. Nina was a very special woman and no one could make all those delicious homemade tortillas, like you always did, her smile was always just so beautiful she was the best. It will be hard to say good-bye. Nina may you rest in peace and be our guardian angel. We loved you so much. xoxoxo

  10. Wade Wessner
    Auburn, PA

    Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you, God Bless .

  11. Erica Castrillo
    Las Cruces, NM

    Monica, Ricardo, Jerry, and Pete.. we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She will always be remembered for her loving, kind heart and smile.. You all are in our prayers. Love LALO JR., Erica, LALO Sr. And Yolanda Castrillo

  12. Jo Anna Hernandez
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry to hear about Nina, I worked with her for several years, and she was a great Lady. Prayers for all of her family and friends!

  13. carmen and rudy flores
    roswell new mexico, NM

    heaven gained an angel today

  14. Heather Hodges Romero
    Roswell, NM

    My condolences to your precious family I love each an every one of you!! You have always treated me like family!! God bless you Nina until we meet again please give Rosie a big hug an kiss from me an my mom Vicki Hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. Jimmy & Molly Sledge
    Roswell, NM

    Liza, our sincerest condolences on the loss of your sister Nina.

  16. Edubina Rubio Morales
    Dexter, NM

    I’m so very sorry on the passing of Nina. My sincerest condolences to all the family. Rest In Peace, Nina.

  17. Tami Fox Orona
    Lindsay, OK

    Oh my goodness! I’m so sad for all of you. Nina was a wonderful person. I will praying for you all to find comfort.

  18. Yolanda Mendiola
    roswell, NM

    My prayers go out to the family. sorry for your loss.

  19. Cathy Mendiola
    Roswell, NM

    My condolences and prayers to the Casarez family. Nina will be greatly miss by her family.

  20. Clara
    Fayetteville, AR

    Mrs Casarez, Ricardo, Monica, Jerry, Pete, Louie, Gilbert, Tino & Lisa Want you all to know you are in my prayers Nina was a beautiful lady and had a heart of gold. It has been along time since I had visited with her however I will always treasure and remember all the times and laughter that we got to share .A lot of good memories .She was a special lady and a true friend to so many. May God guide and bless you all.

  21. Ray Gonzales
    Roswell, NM

    So Sorry for your loss. May God bless you and help in your healing.

  22. Ernesto Pimentel III
    Albuquerque, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss, my condolence to you and your family. She was a wonderful sweet woman.

  23. Roberta Taschner Arnold
    Artesia, NM

    Cherish your Memories... Prayers and Love to your Family during this Difficult Time ... Roberta

  24. Deborah Vance
    Roswell, NM

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. I will miss our visits Nina was a dear sweet person and I'll miss her smile.

  25. Reynaldo Martinez
    Roswell, NM

    Ricardo, Monica, Jerry and Peter. Your Mom was one of the strongest women I ever met and she did a solid job in raising you all. You will all remain her legacy. I will miss your mamma greatly. Forgive me for not attending her funeral, I just can’t. I prefer to remember her running and busting her butt working for you all.

  26. Ricardo Martinez

    I love you mama!!!

  27. Ruth Gonzalez
    Dexter, NM

    Thinking of your family, someone so special like your Mom can never be forgotten. The memories of your Mom will give us peace and comfort during this time and she is still alive in our hearts and minds. We are here to listen, comfort, and lean on during this difficult time. Love you so much Merced and Ruth Gonzalez.

  28. Helen Zendejas
    Denver, NM

    Blessings to your family. Knowing that your Mother and Sister is now with our Heavenly Father and Savior Lord Jesus Christ! She will always be with you!

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