Katherine G. Martinez

Katherine G. Martinez

November 26, 1921 - August 24, 2013

Katherine G. Martinez

November 26, 1921 - August 24, 2013


Katherine G. Martinez, “Rosie the Riveter,” was born November 26, 1921 from the Gomez/Valero and Beyer/Donovan family. She is the last of her siblings, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She had 34 nieces and nephews, four who predeceased her. She leaves behind six children, 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. She is survived by her children, MaryAnn Ordonez, Rudolph Valadez, Ray Valadez, Yolanda Willis, Sylvia German, and Roseann Lemas.

She worked as a World War II female worker at an aircraft manufacturing plant assigned to do riveting and electrical wiring. Her friends knew her as “Katy the Riveter.” She will be remembered as always keeping her youth and staying in fashion.

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8 responses to Katherine G. Martinez

  1. No one can interrupt your Novelas now. Enjoy the Kingdom of God now that you are entering the gates of heaven. Say hello to your brothers and sisters and pray for us that we will all be reunited again in His Kingdom.
    Ray & Jean Valadez

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  4. Aunt Katy – I can’t believe you’ve been called to God’s Kingdom. You will be missed but I know there is no greater love than being with our heavenly Father. Say Hi to Mama, Daddy, Margaret and all the family. I love you Aunt Katy. You will always be remembered. Until we meet again …… Vickie Pena Guajardo

  5. Aunt Katy I will always remember you as a fun lady, wanting to do things, go places. Glad we got to see you in Las Vegas in November. You looked great.

    God keep you close. Say Hello to Mom and all the Family. Love you. Will remember you always.

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