August 8, 1939 – November 20, 2023

Alfred Falcon Martinez Jr., age 84, passed away on November 20, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alfred was the owner and operator of Falcon Food Service, Inc.

Alfred was born on August 8, 1939, to Alfred Falcon Sr. and Betty Marie (Tafoya) Martinez in Colorado Springs. On December 31, 1960, he married Betty Jean Martinez at St. Mary Cathedral in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Alfred was fond of golfing and was a talented pool player as well. He also enjoyed bowling and had an appreciation for singing and dancing. Alfred had a lot of zest for life and tended to be the life of the party. He attended Palmer High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1957. Alfred was also a former city planning councilman.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Martinez; his children: Alfred Falcon Martinez III (Heather), Mark Christopher Martinez (Debbie), and Matthew John Martinez (Arti); his brother, Rudy Martinez; his grandchildren: Brittni Schoon, Chase Martinez, and Sophia Martinez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Falcon Sr. and Betty Marie Martinez; as well as brother, Anthony Gallegos.

A Celebration of Life for Alfred will be held from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024, at Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4825 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alfred’s memory may be made to Abode Hospice, 1975 Research Parkway #300, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920.

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  1. Sincerest condolences to you, Betty, and your family. My family will always remember Al for his kindness and sense of humor. I will always remember playing golf with him and the how he always treated me with respect and as an equal even though I was much younger and less experienced in life. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

  2. Betty, Matt and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I have nothing but the fondest memories of not only Alfred but all of you. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Love always,
    Brandy Arvizu McCaskill

  3. We have known Betty and Al for over 40 years. We were neighbors in Mayweed and continued to be friends after we moved. We have many fond memories and will miss his humor and friendship. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. I am sure he is gathering a foursome to golf with in heaven and maybe a bit of pool too. We will miss him terribly. The Pods send their love to the family, especially Betty. Grieving is something that is inevitable but I know Betty has a strong faith and the Lord will carry her through these tough times.

  4. You will always be my Uncle Gongy! So loving and kind! I loved and respected you so much! I’m going to miss you terribly but so glad we got to see each other everyday when you came to Florida. Until we meet again my sweet soft spoken Uncle Gongy. Love Always,
    Valerie, Billy, & Ally ❤️

  5. Betty and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. He truly was the life of the party and we will miss him so much, especially the way he told his stories.

    Our Love, Eugene and Stephanie Quintana

  6. Rosie and I met Alfred and Betty in the very early 70’s. Rosie met Betty at a Bible study group. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship
    to this day. Alfred and I formed a long and lasting Friendship which was unequalled.I I loved Alfred. The times we played golf were very enjoyable and funny. When Alfred hit a golf shot and it veered to the right or left into the rough, Alfred would say “That would be a great shot if I had hit it straight. Or he would say did you seen the golf and I replied “ No I did not saw it”. We just enjoyed the moments laughter. I loved Alfred but now He is with Jesus and looking to see if there is a golf coarse there. I love you my friend and miss you very much. 😔🙏🏽

  7. My sincere condolences to you Betty, and your sons and families for this great loss. I will miss Al. He was like an uncle to me, and I am so grateful to have known him and for my boys to have known him. I have many fond memories of him as I grew up, and he will be greatly missed. Love to you all!

  8. Betty and boys, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our memories of him will be carried with us. We’re sure the he’s playing pool and enjoying himself with our daddy in heaven. Rebecca Nehme & Roberta Vallejo, On behalf of the entire Blea Family.

  9. Dearest Betty and loved ones,
    Our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Al. We always looked forward to your visits to Rio Rancho and enjoyed Al’s funny stories and sense of humor. The few years that we’ve known Al he seemed to always display his love of life and his love for the Lord. May your fond memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  10. I was honored to meet AL and Betty after I married their good friend,Carlos. I feel like we were good friends even though I hadn’t known them as long as many of their other friends.
    I am grateful for the time we spent together and will treasure the great times we spent together.
    Al will be greatly missed. God bless you Betty and know you will always have a friend to lean on when you need me.

  11. On behalf of my parents, Ben and Marilyn Vallejo, they would like to express their heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My dad shared with me he first met Al at South Junior high and they have been lifelong friends ever since. My mom showed me a photo of Al, Betty, my uncle Johnny and aunt Marvene, and my mom and dad sharing a 3.2 beer at the “Tap Room” back in what was probably the early 60’s. They shared so many fond memories of him. He was a truly wonderful man and on a personal note, it was an honor to know him.

  12. My condolences to Betty and Family. I have fond memories when we used to go out dances, etc. back in the day. Al was a great man and he will be missed. RIP Al.

  13. What a great and blessed life Uncle Al led. Uncle Al was full grace and gentleness. Always had amazing insight on whatever the conversation happened to be. Wasn’t afraid to share the Good News with others. The Lucero Family sends our love and condolences. We Love you Aunt Betty.

  14. At times like this I’m reminded of this sweet verse:
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15
    He lived the good life, but he had the best personality so there is a void left behind that no one will ever fill. Big hugs to you, Betty and family, and know you are being lifted up in prayer as you walk through this time of grieving,

  15. Aunt Betty, Cookie,Mark, And Mathew and families. I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Alfred. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. But my family and I feel a great loss. Our sympathy’s go out to you. We loved him so dearly. I have always had a special place in my heart for you guys. Your family has always went above and beyond. Good-by Uncle .

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