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William, age 76, passed away on June 17, 2019. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for 57 years and a former resident of the state of Nebraska. He was a chef for most of his career and then started with school D11 as a janitor. Later retired in 2016.

William was born on August 23, 1942, to father Toby Martinez, mother Louise Montoya (Cortez) in Crowley County.

Tony was fond of fishing, playing slots at Cripple Creek, he loved taking his wife Charlotte to try and hit it big! He worked on cars and was the best and loving father and mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was sent to “Father Flanagan’s” Boys’ Home, at an early age where he lived. He went to school, played football and was raised in the Catholic faith. He was the class of 1961.

He is survived by his daughter, Benita Martinez- Allen; his four grandsons, James Ricard, Manual Ricard, Anthony John Martinez, Dwayne Martinez; his five great grandchildren, Tamblyn Ricard, Lenyx Ricard, Anthony (Bill) Martinez, Camren Candleland, Baylei Candleland; his brother, Luis Martinez; and his sisters, Pasty Montoya and Romona Montoya.

Mass service will be 11:00 a.m. July 3, 2019, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 Highway 85/87 Colorado Springs, CO 80911. A reception will follow at the church, there will be coffee, tea and desserts.

I am sincerely grateful for the love my Dad gave to me. My Dad was truly the absolute best Dad a daughter could ask for and I thank Jesus for giving him to me. I know now he is reborn into his new life and is walking hand in hand with my mom and my brother right beside him. They are “one” once again. I pray when it’s my time that the Lord welcomes me to walk alongside with them for eternal life.

“Forever yours Dad! Your one and only”, Benita.

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