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Monday, August 21, 2023
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Grace Martinez (97), longtime resident of historic Lark and Midvale, succumbed on August 12, 2023 after a brief illness. This hard-working woman was well known in the lower Salt Lake Valley for her kindness and engaging personality. She worked cleaning houses and landscaping along with her husband throughout the Midvale area even up to her 70s. She and her husband took pride in keeping their yard and garden in tip-top shape. Their yard would stand out in their neighborhood.
Grace was a devoted Catholic parishioner of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Midvale where she served as a eucharistic minister for many years. She never forgot her roots and her extended family.
Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Juan (Johnny) Martinez along with her parents and 13 brothers and sisters. Grace was born on November 18, 1925, in La Madera, New Mexico, the youngest child of Felipe and Francisquita Trujillo. She and Juan married in 1947 in Bingham Canyon. She is survived by her sons Johnny (Nancy), Steve and Albert; daughters Christine (Ron) Yengich and Frances Ortiz all from the Midvale area. Grace is also survived by 14 grandchildren and several great (great) grandchildren.
Rosary and Mass will be held on August 21st, 2023 at St. Therese Church, Midvale, Utah starting at 10 am.
Graveside will follow immediately after Mass at Midvale Cemetery.