Maria S. Martinez


Maria S. Martinez, 77, of Cuero passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. 
She was born on Feb. 4, 1936 in Hallettsville to Pedro Salazar and Inez Aguilar. She married her beloved Pete Martinez Sr. on Jan. 24, 1951 in Cuero. Mother was a very loving and caring lady. She was always there for everyone no matter the time of day. Wella always knew what to say to make you feel better. She was the backbone that held all our family together. She enjoyed sewing and cooking but most of all loved her family.
She is survived by her daughters Juanita Martinez of Cuero, Tomasa Cano (Eduardo) of Houston, Mary Martinez of Cuero, Gloria Canales (Billy Clyne) of Cuero, Lydia Martinez of Cuero, and Teresa Echols (John) of Victoria; sons Pete Martinez Jr. (Cynthia) of Cuero, Louis Martinez (Maggie) of San Antonio, and Sgt. Pancho Martinez USMC, of San Antonio; sisters Theresa Estrada (Jose) of Saginaw Michigan, Susie Alverez (Faustino) of Victoria, Dominga Davila (Uvence) of Victoria, and Belen Pena of Cuero. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters Christina Gonzales and Valeriania Martinez; and brothers Joe Salazar, Jesse Salazar, and Martin Salazar.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Thomaston Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Eric Trapp. Mario Martinez, Larry D. Guerrero III, Christopher Rodriguez, Tommy Joe Rodriguez II, and Octavio Del Valle III.
Honorary pallbearers are Pam Goode and her grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church or donor’s choice.
You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at 
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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