Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Juana Martinez, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Toyahvale, Texas, to Gavina and Jose Hernandez.
She married Tranquilino A. Martinez on March 17, 1981, in Pecos, Texas. They moved to Portales in 1986. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Los Abuelitos at La Casa de Buena Salud and Portales Senior Citizens. Family members said she enjoyed playing bingo, making ceramic projects and watching her grandchildren play sports.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Tim Hernandez; two sisters, Mary Rede and Margarita Natividad; and three grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ignacio Guevas of Portales and Crecencio Rede Jr. of Odessa, Texas; a stepson, Jose Hernandez of Portales; four daughters, Connie Duran (and husband, Placido), Josie Maestas (and husband, Mat) and Anna Baltazar (and husband, Joel), all of Portales, and Terry Gannon (and husband, Greg) of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Jose Hernandez of Pecos, Texas.
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Maestas, Joel Baltazar, Israel and Jose Hernandez, Mario Dominguez and Greg Gannon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Maestas, Johnny and Joel Baltazar, Harvey Cuevas and Mingo Duran.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.