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St. Philip Benizi
Thursday July 16th, 2020
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Mr. Gabriel Martinez Sr. Of Lubbock

Gabriel G. Martinez,  age 70, (Gabe) went to see his Lord July 6, 2020 while undergoing surgery at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.  Gabe was born on February 27, 1950 in New Braunfels,Texas. Gabe worked as an Electrician at Covenant Children Medical Center, at Lakeside, in Lubbock. Gabe went to New Braunfels High School where he played football for the Unicorns.  Gabe was a great fan of the Dallas Cowboys and his love for the sport. Gabe was a member of St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Idalou, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents,  Andrew Sr, Manuela Martinez, a sister, Maria Vargas, brother Pete Martinez,  his wife MaryLou Martinez.  He is survived by his son Gabriel Jr. and his wife Monica Martinez. Also survived by his step-children, Rosemary Martinez (Ricardo) ,Carlos Morales, Carmen Castillo (Amado) and Barbara Morales. He had 12 grandchildren,  32 great-grand children, 1 Great-great grandchild, sister; Alicia (Manuel Lozano), brothers; Tony Martinez (Olga), Andrew Martinez (Senaida), David Martinez (Lille). And a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all.

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When I saw Gabe I would ask him how he was doing. He always smiled and said,Im blessed!

Ginny Krug Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

To Gabe's Family:Gabe was such a wonderful man. We at Moody Neurorehabilitation had the pleasure of having him as one of our maintenance men, or should I say he became Family to us. Such a wonderful caring man. He always had time to stop by and say hi or share a few words, not only was he so friendly, he was always smiling! We are so Blessed to have known someone so special. May God Bless you and the family in this time of need! Glad he rejoicing and reunited with his beautiful wife.

Becky Ramirez Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

To all of Gabes family, our hearts and condolences go out to you. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Gabe. We grew up together in New Braunfels, Texas En El Comal and were classmates throughout our school years. Gabe would always hang out with my brother Richard, and I remember watching him play football in high school with so much enthusiasm for love of the game and was always so proud to be a Unicorn. Gabe had an infectious smile and such a warm and loving heart. This is how I will remember my friend. May God open Heavens doors and welcome Gabe with open arms into his Heavenly Kingdom. Rest easy my friend. You will not be forgotten. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Marcus and Tina Martinez-Sosland, Houston, Texas

Tina Martinez-Sosland Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Tio Gabriel, for always being so kind, so interested in our lives, always wishing us the best! Thank you sharing memories with us. Will continue to look in our Family History that you started. We our from the Hopi Tribe and have been here since 450 B.C. will continue with our History... Your missed! But, I Know Heaven is Amazing....we will see you soon, for Eternity...

Jennifer Martinez Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Gabe was a wonderful father, uncle, brother, grandpa and husband. He devoted himself to God and family. He loved each and every one of us. He will forever be in our hearts and minds. Uncle Gabe, I hope you were able to see Grandma and Grandpa, your wonderful wife and uncle Pete and Tia Maria. We love you and miss you so much.

Dina Gomez Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

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