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Gloria H. Martinez

August 21, 1951 — May 26, 2023

Fort Davis

Gloria Martinez was born in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico on August 21, 1951 to Simon and Lorenza. She was raised on a ranch in Ojos Calientes, Chihuahua. Gloria worked at Altuda Ranch in Alpine, Texas from 1980 to 2021. She passed away on May 26, 2023 at the age of 71 at the White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs, NM.


She is preceded in death by her husband Lorenzo Martinez. Her parents Simon Hernandez and Lorenza Rayos Hernandez. Brothers Pepe Hernandez, Julio Hernandez, Miguel Hernandez and sisters Rita Hernandez, Teresa Hernandez, and  Eustolia  Hernandez. She is survived by her brothers Dolores Gomez and wife Cruz from Hobbs, NM, Raul Hernandez and wife Martha of Jal, NM, Guadalupe Hernandez of El Porvenir, Mexico. Sisters Rosa Rayos of Amarillo, TX, Cuca Martinez and husband Manuel of San Ignacio, Mexico, Lidia Hernandez and husband Ricardo of El Porvenir, Mexico,  Cristina Hernandez and husband Alejandro of Ft. Davis, TX. Gloria is survived by many nieces and nephews who she saw as her own children.

Gloria’s life passions were working at Altuda Ranch where she spent many years, and was very loved, and shared many years of friendship. Crocheting and sewing many things, making day trips to Ft. Davis before officially moving there.

Words cannot express how deeply we appreciate all the love, kindness, and support shown to us during this difficult time. We are so thankful and it will always be remembered by the family of Gloria Martinez.


Palabras no pueden expresar cuán profundamente apreciamos todo el amor, la bondad y el apoyo que se nos mostro durante este momento dificil. Estamos muy agradecidos y siempre sera recordado por la familia de Gloria Martinez


Visitation will be on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 3pm to 8pm at Davis Mountain Funeral Hall (43430 Hwy 17 S.) in Fort Davis. Funeral will take place Friday, June, 2, 2023 at 10am at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 1, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mobile Mortician of Texas

P.O. Box 2174, Fort Davis, TX 79734

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

800 State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

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