Barbara Martinez dies in Nebraska


Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Beth Martinez, 56, of Hastings, Neb., will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge.
Barb passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Barb was born Dec. 3, 1955, in Gilroy, Calif., to Ellsworth (Al) and Rose (Blondo) Barton. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1975, attended college in Denver, Colo., and received her Bachelor’s degree in human services from South Dakota State University.
Barb married Rick Martinez on April 9, 1982. She worked as a program manager of developmentally disabled services at Goodwill Industries in Grand Island, Neb.
She is survived by her husband, Rick of Hastings; two sons, Eric (Nicki Wharton) Martinez of Hastings and Randy Martinez of Grand Island; two grandchildren, Emily and Eric Martinez of Hastings; a step-sister, Patricia Barton of Brighton, Colo.; and her mother, Rose Barton of Mobridge.
Barb was preceded in death by her father, Al Barton and her brother, Bruce Barton.

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