María Refugio Martinez

Obituary of María Refugio Martinez

María Refugio Martinez passed away on January 12, 2021 at the age of 79.  She was born in Michoacán, Mexico on February 2, 1941 to Juan Dolores Martinez and Domitila Rosas.  She was raised in San Vicente, Michoacán, Mexico, Choacán, Mexico, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, and has lived in Castroville for the past 24 years.

During her time in Michoacán, Mexico she was a catechist to many children in her town. She then moved to Tecate, Baja California, Mexico in 1981 until 1997 when she migrated to California. She enjoyed gardening, listening to music, dancing, doing arts and crafts with her great grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.

María Refugio is survived by her daughter, Dioselina Hernandez Torres; her granddaughters, Anella Torres Díaz (Eric Díaz) and Erika Torres Galope (Ryan Galope); her great grandchildren, Cassandra And Catalina Torres Díaz,  Kiyomi, Raiden and Elina Torres Galope

She was preceded in death by Trinidad Hernandez Martinez (daughter), Ramona Hernandez Martinez (Daughter), Juan Dolores Martinez (father), Domitila Rosas(mother), Benita Martínez Rosas (sister), María Asunción Martínez Rosas (sister), Leopoldo Martínez Rosas (brother), Socorro Martínez Rosas (sister), Angel Martínez Rosas (brother), Juan Martínez Rosas (brother), María de los Ángeles Martínez Rosas (sister).

A private family viewing will be on Monday Feb. 1st from 1-5pm.  Anyone wishing to attend may instead join this Zoom meeting:

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