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Stephen J Martinez

July 26, 1934 — April 15, 2023

Stephen J. Martinez, age 88, passed away on April 15, 2023, at home and surrounded by his family.
He was born July 26, 1934, in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, to Martin and Grace Martinez, and was raised in Ogden, Utah.
He and Virginia were married at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April 1953.
Stephen was self-employed most of his life. Lastly as a light construction contractor. He enjoyed hiking, camping, playing the guitar, and hosting visitors to southern Utah. But the main focus of his activities always centered around his dedication to the Bible’s hope of a paradise on earth promised by Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ. He spent hundreds of voluntary hours helping many people to gain this Bible-based hope. Local residents and visitors could often see Stephen standing near Highway UT-9 on the way to Springdale, offering Bible literature and discussions to passersby.
Stephen is survived by his children, Julie (Rory) McCarren, Mark Martinez, Feliz (Dan) Martinez-Ballard, Robyn (Joshua) Martinez-Slone, Risa (Phillip) Mitchell, his grandchildren, Ian McCarren, Cecilia Wells, Andre Ribera, Desi (Leslie) Ribera, and Gavin Haney. He has four great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by Virginia, his beloved wife of 68 years.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM (MDT), at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1490 S. 700 W. Hurricane, UT.
Attendance is also available via Zoom. For more information, contact a family member or call (435) 635-0201.
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Saturday, April 29, 2023

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1490 South 700 West, Hurricane, UT 84737

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