Oralia R. Martinez, 84, of Galveston, born July 23, 1925, in Crystal City, TX, passed from this earth on June 5, 2010, in Austin, Texas. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Oralia touched the lives of many people with her smile and kindness and maintained her sense of humor all the way to the end. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Felix “Felo” Martinez; her parents; brother, Arnulfo Arespe; son, Robert Perez; and grandson, Steven C. Porres.
Oralia is survived by her son, Mario F. Martinez and wife, Barbara, of Missouri; daughter, Cynthia A. Soto and husband, Chris Castillo, of Austin; daughter, Yolanda Martinez, of Galveston; daughter, Hope Gutierrez and husband, Tony; and son, Alfredo Perez, all of San Antonio; grandchildren: Andrea Soto-Hughes and husband, Karl; Rachel Porres; Edward MartinezLopez and wife, Rebecca; Priscilla Reyes; Shirley Gutierrez; Belinda Gutierrez; Michael Castilla, Robert Castilla, and Albert Gutierrez; 31 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a very special great granddaughter, Hailey Herrera (Cielito).
Her family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 9th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A vigil and rosary service will conclude the evening at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Thursday, June 10th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial following the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Mario F. Martinez, Edward MartinezLopez, Steven C. Porres, Jr., John Karl Hughes, Chris Castillo, and Jesse Soto.
Memorials may be made to Moody Memorial First Methodist Church of Galveston.