Judy Mae Martinez died peacefully at her home Monday, May 13, 2019, in Fort Gibson, at the age of 66.
Judy was born on April 27, 1953, in Atoka.
She married John Paul Martinez, her Kingfisher Community Hospital co-worker, in 1979.
Over their 40-year marriage, the couple raised three children.
Her children remember her as a strong mother who would do anything for them. Others remember Judy for her compassionate heart, open arms and giving spirit.
Dedicated to her daughter, April, Judy started her legacy project, This Too Shall Pass, a not-for-profit which provided food, clothes and furniture to those in need throughout the Okarche-Kingfisher area.
Judy is survived by her mother Ruby Thomason of Atoka; husband John Paul Martinez of Fort Gibson; daughters LaVonna Alford and husband Chuck of Fort Gibson and Alicia Bigelow and husband Ryan of Clark-dale, Ariz.; stepchildren Beatrice Cruz and Anthony Martinez, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six siblings, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Nave of Caddo; daughter April Morten of Kingfisher; and grandson Jonathan Hauenstein of St. Mary’s, Ga.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Caney Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 101 Main and Ramsey in Caney.
Brother Brewer will officiate the ceremony.
All are welcome to attend the celebration of Judy’s life.
Condolences can be sent to 22230 S. 377 Road, Fort Gibson, OK 74434.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lindquist and the Arizona Oncology team for their dedicated care.