Lorenzo (Lencho) Martinez was born in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico on December 15, 1936. He was raised on a ranch in Bosque Bonito, Chihuahua. Lorenzo was a ranch foreman at Altuda Ranch in Alpine, Texas from 1980 to 2021. He passed away on February 19, 2022 at the age of 85 in his home in Fort Davis, Texas. Lorenzo is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Hernandez de Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his parents Felipe Martinez and Catalina Mendoza, brothers Ramon Martinez and Epolito Martinez. He is survived by his brothers Felipe Martinez of Van Horn, Texas, Juan Martinez of Jal, New Mexico, and sister Josefina Martinez Sanchez of Dexter of New Mexico. Lorenzo is survived by many nieces and nephews who he saw as his own children.
Lorenzo’s life passion was working on Altuda Ranch, where he spent many faithful years running the ranch as a loyal and loved part of the ranching operations and Seale/Freeland family; with whom he shared many years of friendship, dedication, and love of the land. On his last day on earth he spoke about seeing Altuda one last time
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 4p.m. to 8p.m. at Davis Mountain Funeral Hall (43430 Hwy 17 S.) in Fort Davis. A funeral will take place Thursday, February 24th, at 10a.m. at Davis Mountain Funeral Hall. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery.