Louis P. Martinez, age 93, of Colorado Springs passed away August 2, 2021, at Pikes Peak Care Center from Dementia/Alzheimer disease.  Louis was born May 7, 1928, in Colorado Springs.  His family consisted of 4 sisters and 4 brothers.  He was married to his wife Eralia K. Martinez, for 45 years until her passing.  Louis served in both the Navy (WW2) on the USS Caperton, Army (Korean War/82nd Airborne) and later retired from the Army Reserves.  He was active with the Jaycee’s and Chamber of Commerce.  Louis bought and sold real estate through Walker & Co, owned the StripeRite business with several partners and owned a heavy hauling trucking business with his brother.  He loved traveling, billiards and playing the slots. 

Louis is survived by his special friend, Mary French, 3 children, Laverne Martinez (Dorothy), Kathryn Palumbo (Joseph), Richard Martinez (Lois), 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

The visitation will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd on August 11, 2021, at 9:00AM, Service at 10:00AM.  Burial following.

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  1. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Martinez’s service to our country in the Army and Navy. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

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