Christina Marie Bolanos, daughter of Benjamin Dotson Martinez and Emma Matta Martinez, was born in Roswell, NM on June 21, 1963, and passed on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Christine, as she was called by many grew up as a joyful mischievous child, at a young age of 10 years old she lost her mother after which she and her siblings were raised by close family. Christine became a mother herself at a young age, coming to bare four children in total. She was dedicated, strong willed, and always worked hard for her family, sometimes holding up to three jobs at a single time. Christine made her career at Wal-Mart as a CSM where she worked for over 15 years until she retired due to a work-related back injury that left her disabled. After which she continued to still support her family in any way she could. Christine was a strong, loving, caring, and compassionate women. She worked so hard, so her family needed for nothing. She had the kindness heart and often overextended herself for the sake of helping others in need. Christine often spent her time doing the things she loved, cooking large meals for family gatherings, crouching, caring for or spending time with her grandchildren, and she enjoyed spending time shopping for her family. One could easily say she lived for her family.
Her kindness did not stop there, she often went out of her way to help and support friends and extended family. Her beautiful soul touched a lot of people's lives. Christine was a very spiritual women who loved and cared for many others, she would help anyone that was in need. Christine was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, daughter, god mother to many, and friend. Her faith in family and the lord was unshakable, in hard times she taught us to buckle down stay strong and fight through to the better side of things. She taught us to cherish the beautiful moments in life, to express ourselves, to stand out in a positive manner, and to never be afraid to be different. Christine was loved by so many and will be missed but her memory will live through those she left behind. Though now she lives in the kingdom of our heavenly father her memory will serve as a pillar of hope, strength, courage, and love. A true angel in life, now watching over us all from the kingdom of heaven.
A viewing will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Due to COVID restrictions a limitation of five people at a time will be allowed at a time. A rosary will be held at the Ave Maria Center on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 9:00am with mass to follow at 10:00am. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Due to COVID restrictions a limitation of 100 people will be allowed in the Ave Maria Center. We are asking that friends of the family pay their respects after 12:00pm at the cemetery. A Facebook Live will be publicly Streamed by Jennifer Martinez, those who wish to view remotely should access from Jennifer Martinez's Facebook to view remotely.
Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband, Jose Molina; son, Lionel Anthony Bolanos and wife Danielle Cadena, granddaughter Aureila Bolanos; daughter, Jennifer Martinez; grandchildren, Alexyana Samora, Kaleb Samora, and Dominique Samora; daughter, Emma Quintero and husband Fabian; grandchildren, Emilyanna Quintero and Selene Quintero; daughter Angela Martinez; grandchildren Jaiden Sumner, Ava Silva, and Devon Silva; brother Benjamin Martinez II and wife Dina; nephew Benjamin Martinez III and wife Kayla; great niece Laurel Martinez; niece Breanne Sandoval and husband Miles; great nephew Daegan Sandoval; great niece Penelope Sandoval; sister, Suzanna Martinez, niece Cassondra Stafford and husband Jerry; great niece Samantha Fox and Sadie Stafford; niece Amber Bush and husband Patrick; great nephews Isaiah Horne, and Elijah Jacobs and great niece Alayziah Jacobs; sister Alondra Martinez; niece Danica Martinez and great nieces, Annaveah and Briannica; great nephew Julian; niece Sincerity Lara, AJ Lara, Benjamin Lara; sisters Lorena Martinez and Martha Martinez. Also surviving her are her stepmother Maria Martinez; many sisters-n-law, Maria Molina, Yolanda Molina, Victorina Molina, Isabell Molina, Rosario Molina and other nieces and nephews, Jose Mendoza, Adrianna Mendoza, Sonia Mendoza, Samantha Molina, Gerado Molina, Fatima Alvarado, Vanessa Alvarado and Edwardo Alvarado.