Marie Reddye Martinez, 68, died after a long fight with diabetes and heart problems on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Monticello, UT.
She was born on April 16, 1948 in Dove Creek, CO to Jenny Montano and deceased George Reddye.
Marie spent her childhood in Egnar, CO and most of her teen years in Arizona where she attended a boarding school. She graduated in May, 1967 from Pleasant Grove High School.
She then moved home to Monticello for a Head Start Program and also began work at San Juan Hospital.
In mid June, 1967 she married Robert Martinez and together they raised their three daughters, Geraldine, Jerilyn and Jerridawn.
Marie was a great woman. She was deeply loved by her husband, three daughters, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Although she came from undemanding beginnings, Marie worked her way through and had a long successful life. Drudgery and determination characterized this strong and loving woman.
Her lifetime of pure commitment and moderation serve as a memorial to the impeccable woman she was. Her humbleness, righteousness and hard work continue to influence those who knew her.
We’d like to thank everyone for all of the kind words, donations and prayers. She will be missed dearly.