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Paul Isaac Martinez

September 14th, 1930 - July 3rd, 2012

Paul Isaac Martinez Sr. passed away July 3 after a full 81 years of life. He died of natural causes, as he slept peacefully at his home in Caldwell, ID. Paul was born on September 14, 1930 in Monte Vista Colorado. His parents were the late Noverto and Perfecta (Trujillo) Martinez. Paul served in Korea in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was married to Victoria Gurule Martinez on February 9, 1954 in Taos New Mexico. Paul was a hard-working man whether farming, logging, or driving trucks. His hard work was always followed with a good siesta, or two. He was a brilliant storyteller and would share his experiences as he twirled his handlebar mustache with pride. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing for and with his family. He was a comfort for many in distressing times and, along with his wife, raised seven children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He took great pride in his family and loved them unconditionally. Paul was a beloved member of a large family. He is survived by six children; Rosalie Martinez, Pauline Carbajal, Bobby Martinez, Paul Martinez Jr., Victor Martinez, and Veronica (Michael) Martinez-Blodgett, 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. His brothers; Arthur (Lori) Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Jose (Pauline) Martinez, Philip (Carol) Martinez and sisters; Sarah Ortiz, Martina Martinez and Clara (John) Cabrera also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Amos Gurule, brothers; Fred Martinez, Noverto Martinez Jr., Solomon Martinez, Charles Martinez and sisters; Perfecta Romero and Jean Grijalva. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 12:30pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell with viewing starting at 10:00am. Graveside service with military Honors will follow at 3:00pm sharp at The Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left online at Please add your own stories and memories of Paul. Donations for the family can be made at Pioneer Federal Credit Union 850 East Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 (or any Pioneer FCU in Idaho). Please reference account # 1534578. You can direct questions to Paul Martinez Jr. at 208-230-4018. Service Information

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