Berta A. Martinez…April 11, 1949 – October 4, 2011

            A mass of Christian Burial for Kansas City, Kansas and former Granada, Colorado resident Berta A. Martinez will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday October 10, 2011 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Father Damasus Okoro will be the celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow in the Hillside Cemetery at Granada, Colorado.

            A Rosary/Scripture service for Mrs. Martinez, led by Deacon Allen Medina , will be held at 9:30 A.M. Monday October 10, 2011, also at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Hollly, Colorado.

            Visitation for Berta will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday October 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado and prior to the Rosary and Mass on Monday at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado.

            Mrs. Martinez was born on April 11, 1949 at Sonora, Texas and departed this life on Tuesday October 4, 2011 at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas at the age of 62.

            Berta was preceded in death by her parents Lucas and Calixta Ibarra of Granada, CO.; by sisters Ignacia Ibarra of Mexico, Teresa Ibarra of Mexico, Hortencia Terrazas of Ogden, UT., and Lydia Lopez of Del Rio, TX.

            She is survived by two children Tim Martinez of Liberty, MO. and Melissa Martinez of Overland Park, KS.; by three grandchildren Lucas Martinez of McKinnleyville, CA., Lorenzo Martinez of Pueblo, CO., and Letiza Baier of Germany; by six brothers and sisters Cruz Ibarra of Granada, CO., Raul (Alice Mae) Ibarra of Lamar, CO., Rudy Ibarra of Lamar, CO., Beatrice (Dusty) Whitehead of Worland, WY., Jerry (Angie) Ibarra of Granada, CO, and Teresa (Terry) McGee of Bristol, CO.. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.

            Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 275, Holly, CO. 81047.

            Services for Berta A. Martinez are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO. providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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