Grace Martinez (97), longtime resident of historic Lark and Midvale, succumbed on August 12, 2023 after a brief illness. This hard-working woman was well known in the lower Salt Lake Valley for her kindness and engaging personality. She worked cleaning houses and landscaping along with her husband throughout the Midvale area even up to her 70s. She and her husband took pride in keeping their yard and garden in tip-top shape. Their yard would stand out in their neighborhood.

Grace was a devoted Catholic parishioner of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Midvale where she served as a eucharistic minister for many years. She never forgot her roots and her extended family.

Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Juan (Johnny) Martinez along with her parents and 13 brothers and sisters. Grace was born on November 18, 1925, in La Madera, New Mexico, the youngest child of Felipe and Francisquita Trujillo. She and Juan married in 1947 in Bingham Canyon. She is survived by her sons Johnny (Nancy), Steve and Albert; daughters Christine (Ron) Yengich and Frances Ortiz all from the Midvale area. Grace is also survived by 14 grandchildren and several great (great) grandchildren.

Funeral services for Grace are pending and will be announced once established.

Life Story Info

Author

Chrisann Dickey

Post Date

Aug 13, 2023

Personal Info

Cause of Death

Age

Age

97

Gender

Female

Religion and Beliefs

Catholic
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Guestbook

We are so sorry to hear about aunt Grace. I have fond memories of our families getting together at our houses and at the parks. She is a peace now and with Our Lord and Savior and with family.

God bless you and your families

Wayne(Kitty), Ben(Krishna), Meghan and Joshua Martinez

Wayne Martinez , Kearns, UT, US Aug 16, 2023

We are so sorry to hear about aunt Grace. I have fond memories of our families getting together at our houses and at the parks. She is a peace now and with Our Lord and Savior and with family.

God bless you and your families

Wayne(Kitty), Ben(Krishna), Meghan and Joshua Martinez

Wayne Martinez , Kearns, UT, US Aug 16, 2023

Timeline


  • 2000
  • Sep 29, 2009

    Moab

  • 2010
  • Jan 16, 2010

  • Jan 4, 2012

    La Madera

  • Jan 4, 2013

    La Madera

  • Jan 4, 2013

    La Madera

  • Aug 12, 2014

    La Madera