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Ygnacio Martinez


2092271Ygnacio Martinez, 95, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his home in Ennis, Texas. Ygnacio was born in Avalon, Texas June 13, 1917 to Jésus and Victoria (Andrada) Martinez. He grew up in the Byrd-Rankin area and attended Rice schools. On October 17, 1936 he married Aurora Munoz. They made their home in Byrd-Rankin until moving to Ennis in 1956. He worked as a Farm Hand for Pete Noal and as a Welder for Verson Manufacturing from 1958 to 1982. He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis. In his spare time, Ygnacio loved gardening. Ygnacio is survived by four sons: Jesse Martinez, and his wife Mary, of Ennis, Ralph Martinez of Ennis, Johnny Martinez, and his wife Lupe, of Carrollton, Texas, and Robert “Masu” Martinez, of Ennis; four daughters: Charlene Ortiz, of Ennis, Beatrice Ortiz, of San Antonio, Elvira Martinez, of Ennis, and Gloria Martinez, of Ennis; two sisters: Ernestine Santos, of Ennis and Caroline Robles, of Grand Prairie, Texas; 23 grandchildren, 53 great – grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 2002, two brothers and one sister. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis with Rosary recited at 6 p.m. Mass for the Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 20, 2013, 10 a.m. at the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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