Kenra Sue Martinez passed away at the age of 61 on June 20, 2021 at her home in West Jordan, Utah. She was born on November 15, 1959 in Murray, Utah. Kenra met and married her soulmate 47 years ago. Together the two built a beautiful life and family. She loved traveling, especially to Vegas with her mother and step-father. She always insisted on driving, she had to be the captain of the road trips. She enjoyed movies and the drive-ins with her popcorn. Thanksgiving was her holiday, she loved preparing dinner and gathering for the meal.

They loved to be with family enjoying camping trips, barbeques, family dinners, birthdays, and holidays. She valued time spent with everyone but especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They can tell you story after story about all of the memories with her. She left an impression on each one of their hearts in different ways. Family was truly the most important thing to her. Her smile, hugs, her big blue eyes, the “I Love Yous” and “You Are My Sunshines” will never be forgotten.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ernie, her daughters Tonya (George) Sanchez, Kimberly Martinez, and Robyn Martinez, 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren – with one on the way, and her siblings.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. Interment to follow at the same location.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jun 23, 2021

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I didn't get to no her I hear she was a happy woman when the family was around sorry for your loss

David gilbert , West valley, UT, US Jun 25, 2021

Tonya, Robyn and Kimberly so sorry of hearing the loss of your mom she was one sweet kind person. She always said hi to me and talked to me when I saw her.

Alex , Angel & Eric and the other grsndchildren so sorry for the loss of your grandma. I know you will have many memories of her. Unsure if you believe this or not but Alex and Taylor she is now up there playing with your little one before he or she comes to you.

Our love and prayers are with the whole family

Debre Gilbert , Magna, UT, US Jun 23, 2021

What a Beautiful Mother you are Mama and I miss the heck out of you. I miss you saying, “Do you ever stop talking?” Nope I never stop Mama and I will never stop loving you I will cherish the last month and the last 41 years. Though this last month we became closer then ever. Ordering things on Amazon eyelashes dresses candles just being silly and having so much fun. You are my Best Friend and Partner in crime. I will never say goodbye Mama just see you later. I love you thank you for the life lessons you taught me. You were my strength when I at my weakest, my lifeline always saying,”don’t give up Kim you got

this’” my shoulder to cry on, my listening ear at all hours day or night. Mama I know your at peace in the Beautiful paradise above I’m which we all will enjoy with you someday. Mama tell Jason hello for me he can drive you crazy until I once again can.

I will await seeing you again, and know you will be there as you always were Mama smiling and saying, “Kim I love you even though you drive me crazy!”

Kimberly , West Jordan , UT, US Jun 23, 2021


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    miss u momma