Beatrice P. Martinez, died on Friday December 30, 2022 at the age of 96, surrounded by loved ones.Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 2:00p.m. at the Primera Bautista Church in Eldorado. Interment will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.
She was a strong, courageous, resilient, Christian woman who lived a very long and beautiful life. Beatrice was born December 19, 1926 in Del Rio, TX to Isabel Baldillez and Jesus Patino. She moved and settled in Eldorado with her husband Prudencio ‘Blue’ Martinez.
Very rarely does someone have the opportunity to grow and experience almost a full century of life. Beatrice knew this and as she became older told many stories of her younger years to her family as well as life experiences as she grew older. Her tales included times of growing up on a ranch in Del Rio, travelling with her dad to and from town. Some included having to leave school at a very early age to help her father, mother, brothers, and sisters, to sharing where she was and how she felt when big moments in history took place. She showed strength and resilience when she beat breast cancer and walked a short breast cancer survivor walkathon.
Her most important lesson in life was showing her family her continuous faith with Christianity. Throughout her lifetime, Beatrice devoted herself to her religion and the people around her. Her beautiful and kind soul will continue living on through her family.
She is preceded in death by her mother Isabel, father Jesus, husband Prudencio, son Andres, son Jose Lee, Daughter Marialena, grandson Manuel Jr, great grandson Miles, and great grandson Jordan. She is survived by son, Jimmy Martinez and wife Barbara, son, Manuel Martinez and wife Pauline, daughter Lidia Perez, daughter Angie Dominguez and husband Jesus, son David Martinez, daughter Rachael Fernandez, daughter Berta Rodriguez, daughter Sylvia and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.