Forever With Us Our Wonder Woman
A Lifetime of Love & Memories
Geraldine Nancy Lee Martinez, age 79, passed away on February 21, 2020. She was born September 24, 1940 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Servero and Mercedes Lucero and, at the age of 5 years old, moved to Pueblo, Colorado where she attended Central High School, married her first love Raymond W. Martinez on February 16, 1963 who preceded her in death in 1995.
Nancy, as all knew her, loved to love and to be loved. She was a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, but her true beauty was her soul. It is the caring that she has lovingly giving throughout her life.
In her spare time, her passion was collecting antiques and enjoying the simple things in life. She was a compassionate, selfless and gentle soul that left an everlasting impression on those who had the opportunity of knowing her. Her infectious smile and gratitude for all things in life was truly a blessing.
After 30 years at the Pueblo Army Depot, she retired and, in 1997, moved to Littleton, Colorado to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Shortly after moving to Littleton, Nancy went to work for Costco where her vivacious personality and kindness resonated with the customers and staff for the next 12 years.
Nancy treasured her daughters and grandsons and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Gma, to her two grandsons, Jeremy (37) and Ashton (25). They were her world and she theirs. She would always say “Do what’s right and do it well. Be kind and help others, as the world can always use one more kind person.”
After 11 years on dialysis, Nancy was finished running the race, and what an amazing race she ran…like no other. She begins this next journey on her own terms with dignity and grace. She was our Wonder Woman in more ways than one.
Her life was a living example of the Bible verse Ephesians 4:32 -- “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ
Geraldine Nancy Lee Martinez is survived by her mother: Mercedes Lucero; brother: Richard Lucero; daughters: Tracie Lynn Blair (Graham Blair) and Jana Rae Olsen; grandchildren: Jeremy Martinez (Ashleigh Leverman) and Ashton Blair (Madison Davis).
Run and Play, Drink Coffee, Ride Horses and Play the Violin but most of all laugh until you cry. Enjoy The Ride Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister and Friend To All.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Drinkwine Family Mortuary.
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