LA JOYA – Amalia Martinez, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Doctor’s Hospital in Edinburg. Mrs. Martinez was born in San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico on Feb. 2, 1931, to Jose Aguilar and Felicitas Santiago. She was a member of Iglesia Bautista Betania in Mission.
Survivors include her children, Maggie Perales, Arturo Martinez Jr., Blanca Dunn, Evangelina Salinas, Rigoberto Martinez, Rosalinda Parada, Isabel Martinez, Eduardo Martinez, Valentina Campos, Larry Martinez; siblings, Isaias Aguilar, Javier Aguilar, Evita Leon, Cristina Aguilar, Rosa Aguilar, and Hilda Aguilar; and 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Arturo Martinez Sr.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at Iglesia Bautista Betania, 851 S. Breyfogle Rd. in Palmview. Burial follows at La Joya City Cemetery.