Herman Martinez Sr., a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM went home to be with the Lord to receive his rewards on May 25, 2017. He was born on January 24th, 1945. Herman Martinez Sr. played an instrumental role in New Mexico Music, he began his music career at the age of 6 playing the trumpet. Mr. Martinez also formed Alta Vista Records(1967) and Chelly Publishing, he recorded various artist with 23 Gold Records, and 4 Grammy's. In 2016 he was also inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame.
Herman is survived by his wife Catherine Martinez; Son Herman Martinez Jr. and Sonia, Daughters Michelle and husband John E. Rael, Lizzie and husband Lorenzo Gallegos III, Grandchildren Felicia and Nichole Martinez, Gabriel and Priscilla Rael, Amanda, Lorenzo IV, Melody and Tiffany Gallegos and 6 great grandchildren.
A Services will be conducted Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sagebrush Church, 6440 Coors Blvd, Albuq., NM; followed a reception at the Moose Lodge 2121 Edith Blvd. NE.
Herman's care is entrusted to:
717 Stover Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102