It is with great sorrow to announce the passing away of Valerie Martinez daughter of Rosa Maria Hernandez and Jose Guzman. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She was the matriarch of the family and 4 generations under her legacy.
She lived in Billings for 84 years. Worked at AT&T for 25 plus years and retired in 1995.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years Salvador Martinez Her 4 daughters: Margie Marcelina Flores, Linda Martinez Hurtado, Concha Thimsen, and Amelia Eller. She has 13 grand kids and 28 great grand kids.
A viewing service is planned for 6 PM on Friday May 25th. A mass service is planned for Saturday May 26th 10 AM at Smith Funeral Chapels, located at 925 South 27th Street.
We would like to express our sincere recognitions to Riverstone Hospice and the faculty at Lasting Legacy who did a wonderful job taking care of Valerie. We would also like to thank Dr. Emery and his nurse Renee who helped monitor Valerie these last few years.