Donaciano Don Martinez, 87, returned to our Father in Heaven Tuesday, Oct. 22 at his home in Evanston.
Viewing and funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crandall Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m.
Mr. Don Martinez was born Aug. 28, 1926 in Amila, New Mexico, to Julian Martinez and Rebecca Montoya. He lived most of his life in Utah and Wyoming.
He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Abeyta, in 1958. She returned to our Father in Heaven in 2006.
Don was enlisted in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and was honorably discharged in 1945. He loved to spend time hunting and fishing with his family. They also shared wonderful memories at sheep camp. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his sister Maggie Duran and family, of Costia, New Mexico, daughters Dolores Delgado, of Evanston, Barbara Brizulea, of Evanston and Josephine Young, of Greeley, Colo., son Arthur Martinez, of Randolph, Utah, Donald Martinez of Annex, Ore., and Freddie Martinez, of Ely, Nev., his grandchildren, Alexandra, Delina, and Gilbert J.R. Delgado, Donnalisa Martinez and Roman Brizulea, Mike and Shane Young, Heather, Sammie, and Derek Martinez, Amber Lingle and Andria Battle, his great-grandchildren, Gilbert Delgado III, Dylan Luna, Sterling Bragg, Micah Martinez, Tati Mendaz and Rayjhon Williams, Miley and Elliot Lingle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and sisters and his wife Elizabeth.