May 7, 1937 ~ September 25, 2020
On September 25, 2020 Gloria Franco Martinez was called home by our lord and savior. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico. She loved gambling, especially the slot machines and anyone that wanted to go to Louisiana or Texas casinos, you were always welcomed to go with her and her devoted husband. She was known for her loving and wonderful personality that filled any room with joy and laughter. She always made sure that anyone that came to their home left knowing that they were always welcomed. Nobody ever walked out of the home hungry or sad. She always had ice cream, cookies, candy and jello on hand. She always taught us never to fight over food or money because sharing was God’s way. Through her beliefs in the Catholic faith, she fought the battle with cancer numerous times. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Rudolfo G. Martinez, daughters Patricia Hernandez and Ruby Alvarez, Son Rudolfo Martinez Jr. along with their spouses and one brother in-law,
9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will live in our hearts forever.