Marselina S. Martinez
Marselina S. Martinez, age 73, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Marselina was born April 27, 1941, in Sweetwater to Asuncion and Guadalupe (Salinas) Martinez. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. She worked as a home health aide for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital for many years before retiring. She also worked for Walls Industries. She is survived by her sister, Alicia Velez of Sweetwater; five nieces and nephews, Marisa Castellanos of Sweetwater, Guadalupe Lang of Bridgeport, Nebraska, Teresa Velez, Christopher Velez and Michael Velez, all of Sweetwater; cousin, Delfina Balderas of Sweetwater; and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asuncion and Guadalupe Martinez; and two sisters. Pallbearers will be Christopher Velez, Michael Velez, Sergio Gaytan, David Castellanos, Jerome Carr and Jonathan Mitchell.