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Secundino and Maria Martinez

With broken hearts and strong faith, the children of Secundino (Nino) & Maria Juanita Martinez announce the passing of our Beloved Mom and Dad.   Mom left peacefully on June 1, 2021 at the age of 84 and Dad went to be with her on June 7, 2021 just shy of his 92nd birthday.  They both passed away in their home in Sunset surrounded by their children and grandchildren.

Mom was one of seven children and she was born on July 15, 1936 in Canjilon, NM to Jose and Rafelita Serrano and Dad was one of ten children born on June 15, 1930 in Medanales, NM to Eusebio and Augeda Martinez. 

Mom and Dad met in Utah in 1953 where they fell in love, married and continued that love for 67 glorious years of marriage.

Mom and Dad treasured their 11 children and are survived by Lolo, Jake (Terry), Orlando (Johnnette), Pat (Melanie), Herman (Patty), Martin, Lisa (Lonnie), Mark (Donna) & Nadine (Brian).  Mom is also survived by her sister Tia Angie of Sunset and her brother Tio Sammy of Roy.  Dad is survived by his three sisters Tia Georgia, Tia Dilly and Tia Ruby all of Medanales, NM.  They were both Blessed with 31 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great grandchildren who they loved dearly.  They are preceded in death by our sister Marcie, brother Robert and their parents.  Mom is preceded in death by her brother Tio Johnny and her sisters Tia Teddy, Tia Eliza & Tia Lydia.  Dad is preceded in death by his brothers Tio Ferdy and Tio Lolo and his sisters: Tia Tullie, Tia Eppie, Tia Lou & Baby Loriza.

Dad was the smartest man we know and Mom had the youngest, most playful heart and spirit.  They truly enjoyed each other’s company and there wasn’t much that they ever did without each other which we now know why this was the perfect ending for the both of them.  They had so many life-long friends and camping trips was what brought all of our families together.  They both loved to sing and Dad was a musical instrument genius.  Mom enjoyed cooking for an army daily and dad took great pride in his lawn and gardens.  To be with their family and friends was what made them the happiest.

Mom & Dad… We can never thank you enough for everything you have done for us and our children.  You both worked so hard and raised us 11 kids with love in your hearts and faith on your side.  We have all learned so much from the both of you and what we hope you are most proud of is our core values and what a close family you have raised us to become.

~ We are who we are because of you.  We love you both so very much ~

A viewing will be held at Aaron’s Mortuary 1050 S State in Clearfield, Utah on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm followed by the Holy Rosary at 7:30 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel Street in Layton, Utah on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:30 am.   Interment, Clearfield City Cemetery, following the Funeral Mass. 

The family would like to thank you Lindsey, yet again.  You took such great care of mom that dad put all his trust in you to take great care of him.  One call and you jumped at the chance to take care of dad.  You held a special place in his heart and you will always hold a special place in ours.   


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I rally enjoyed your parents growing up. They were always good to me

Tom Eastman Jul 1 2022 3:31 PM

I am sorry to here that Nino has passed. I owe him a lot. Without him, I would not be the same. He will truly be missed.

Tom Gates

Thomas Gates Jun 11 2021 12:00 AM

To my Utah cousins, Amy and I want to express our condolences to you for the loss of Tio Nino. He was a great man and both your parents were great examples for all of us. I pray for you all that youll find consolation in their life long love for you all. Your cousin.

Lino Serrano Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

I loved your parents! Every time Nino came in to pay for his insurance when I worked for Jed, he always had a smile or a joke. Mel I miss working with you too!
I'm so greatful that they got to go so close together!
Ruth from State Farm

Ruth williams Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

Martinez family: my thoughts take me back to your home; 11 kids, one bathroom, bloody noses, kids flipping in the yard, broken bones, stacks of tortillas, crazy experiment ideas, laughter, cards games, music and love, lots of love. Uncle Nino and Auntie Jane treated everyone with dignity and truly carried God's grace and mercy, always ~ God Bless you all

Vickie Rusco Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss if your mom and dad. I pray God gives you the strength to get you through this difficult time, Tia & Tia were a huge part of my life. They will always have a place in my heart and memory. They are now home free, together.

Chach (and family) Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

Hello Julia. We should be able to help you out. We will be in touch soon.

Lisa Jun 9 2021 12:00 AM

Maria and Nin [secundino]
When you were younger; you knew that your life would be very interesting. 11 children 82 grand to great great grandchildren later.
Who knew that Nino would join you in heaven, with your 2 children and family members.

June is the month of LOVE
You are still together after being together for 67 years here on earth .

You will be missed. We all know that you're both going to watch over your future familia , before they join your family.

With all of my love
Your friendship was short , but awesome.
Thank you both for being in my life.

Shree Nance

Shree Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

How very sorry I am to hear of Tio Ninos passing to be with his loving wife, Tia Jane. My thoughts and prayers, and those of so many others who knew them, are with you at this sad and difficult time.

Theirs was a good and blessed life and the happiness and joy that they brought to all of us will live on in our memories. Our faith tells us that God is showering his blessings on all of you at this time as well. For the Bible says Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. I pray that you will find peace and comfort in these words and that God will give you strength and courage in this time of sorrow.

I ask for Gods blessings on your wonderful family and may your faith guide you and comfort you in your sadness.

Rita Serrano Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

Tio Nino and family, Our most sincere condolences from the medina family, may God give you peace and understanding our love and prayers.
Levi and Norma

Levi and nora medina Jun 7 2021 12:00 AM

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