Christian Derek Martinez, age 18, passed away January 1, 2020 in San Felipe, NM. He was born August 20, 2001 to Pedro and Irma Martinez in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a student at Independence High School and was employed by Kentucky Fried Chicken on Southern Blvd., in Rio Rancho. Christian loved hanging out with his Brothers, Sister, and Friends, playing basketball and singing rap music, and playing with Smokey (pet dog). He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Christian is survived by his parents, Pedro and Irma Martinez; brothers, Julian Garcia, Kevin Garcia, David Martinez, Adam Martinez; sister, Kaitlyn Martinez; and their pet dog Smokey.
Open Visitation will be from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Friday, January 10, 2020 at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Road, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00 PM. Mass will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
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