Josephine Martinez passed away May 1, 2021 in her home in Banning, CA at the age of 92. She was born August 5, 1928 in Riverside, CA. Josephine loved her entire family and loved spending time with them any chance she had.
Josephine will be missed dearly by her daughters, Rita (Steve) Duro, Joyce Martinez, Norma Thomson, Evie (Kelly) Baliff, and Laura Porter; her grandchildren, Roxanne Hernandez, Renae Nobles, Alisha Porter, Marina Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Shiseida Duro, Alex (Lindsay) Wallis, Marty Higby, Rachael (Matt) Prouse, Ramon (Molly) Thomson, Marie Thomson, Timmy Diaz, Jessica Baliff, and Chelsea Baliff; her great-grandchildren, Ava Hernandez, Andrew Hernandez, Raquel Thomson, Christine Thomson, Madelyn Thomson, Silas Diaz, Gabriel (Adriana) Thomson II, Monica Thomson, Jeremiah Thomson, Shaun Hernandez, Emmanuel Hernandez, Michael Hernandez, Seth Martinez, Jacob Martinez, Garrett Wallis, Lexton Wallis, Juliet Prouse, Desmond Prouse, Ellie Thomson, Lucy Thomson, Ethan Cortez, Melanie Cortez, Sienna Del Rio; and her great-great grandchildren, Mark John Thomson, Iris Gray Sanchez, Gabriel Thomson III, Camilla Dagnino, and Joseph Hernandez. She is preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Cruz Martinez; grandsons, Joseph Duro, Mark Thomson, Gabriel Thomson; granddaughter, Therese Thomson; and sons-in-law, John Thomson, and Todd Higby.
Mass will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Beaumont, CA with burial to follow directly after at San Gorgonio Memorial Park in Banning, CA.
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