Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Gloria A. Martinez
July 04, 1946 -- October 27, 2017

Gloria A. Martinez, age 71, of Taos, NM passed away on Friday October 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ted; her children: Wendy Harmon (Craig), Wanda Walsh (Thom), Tami (Jose Lovato), Teddy, and Zachary Martinez; brothers: Eloy (Rose) and Johnny (Juanita) Martinez; sisters: Connie (Ted) Anaya and Dolores (Fred) Peralta, & four grandchildren: Tiffany Martinez (Mitch Dennis), Mira Harmon, Christopher Walsh, and Grace Harmon. She is preceded in death by her Parents: Selso & Cordelia Martinez, Sisters Francella McGinnis & Frances “Pancha” Reynolds. 

A wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Gloria was a beautiful soul. Her love for her family and friends held no bounds. Anyone who was touched by her presence was blessed with her kindness, love of nature, and giving personality. She instilled in her children, her independent spirit, creativity, and caring personality. She touched so many of us in a personal individual way. She will never be forgotten and will always be with all of us in so many ways. She may have left our presence but will always be in our hearts and memories. Every time you see a flower, a lamb, a mountain scene, she is in that memory and will forever be with us. Gloria will be remembered for her graciousness, her beauty, being a great mother & grandmother, incredible gardener, and lover of art. 

Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, NM.  Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, a reception gathering will be held at Llano Quemado Center following the funeral mass & burial.


Arrangements entrusted to:


Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Tis Juanita and Family November 01, 2017

albuquerque , New Mexico

Our condolences go out to the family

Chris Trujillo November 01, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Gloria, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Debra Cunnington November 04, 2017

Friend to Tami Martinez Albuquerque , New Mexico

My heartfelt sympathies go to you Tami ciuuand your family today. Find peace in knowing you will always have your Mother’s love surrounding you. God bless you. - Debra

PENELOPE GREGORY November 06, 2017

Taos , New Mexico

To Ted and Family, I was so very sorry to hear of the loss. My prayers are that Jesus will comfort and strengthen each of you.

M.W. December 16, 2017

Dear Martinez Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)