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Ernest H. Martinez

Born: Sat., Mar. 11, 1922
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Ernest H. Martinez
March 11, 1922
January 22, 2019

Tombstone-Ernest H. Martinez, 96, of Tombstone passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home. Ernest, son of the Francisco and Francisca (Herrerra) Martinez was born in Tombstone on March 11, 1922.

He was raised in Tombstone where he was educated there and lived there his entire life. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church which he helped to build.

Ernest worked for the Department of Agriculture and as a miner for several area mining companies.

Ernest was also a professional musician and played with the Los. Madrugadores de Tombstone Chuy. Neto.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Francisca (Sierra) Martinez, a son, Martin Martinez, and his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by four sons, Carlos S. Carrizo, Ernest H. Martinez, Jr., Jesse S. Martinez, and Louie F. Martinez (Shelly); six daughters, Bertha Metzler (Steven), Jessie Little (Mark), Donna Pino, Maryann Hurst (Gary), Rosemarie Torres (Robert) Margaret Zwick; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours for Ernest will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 592 East Safford Street, Tombstone with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019 to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial for Ernest at 10 am in Sacred Heart Church. Rites of Committal and Interment will follow in Tombstone City Cemetery, Allen Street. Hatfield Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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