LA JOYA – Elva Martinez, 85, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Martinez was born on Jan. 16, 1931, to Nieves Garcia and Otila Garza in San Pedro.
Survivors include his children, Amanda Hernandez, Ruben Martinez, Thelma Gonzalez, Rogelio Martinez, Romeo Martinez and Rosalva Martinez; brother, Eddie Garcia; and 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raul Martinez Sr., and children, Raul Martinez Jr., Roy Martinez and Rosalinda Martinez.
A funeral mass was held on Dec. 6 at Our Lady, Queen of Angels, Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial followed at La Joya Cemetery.