Rosa Maria Martinez “Rosie”, passed away February 22, 2013, in Oroville, California.
Rosa Maria Martinez “Rosie”, passed away February 22, 2013, in Oroville, California. Rosie was born September 23, 1952, in Kokomo, Indiana. She was a Gridley High Alumni, class of 1972. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, Fidel and Aurora Martinez, sisters, Anita and Norma; brothers, Frank, Daniel and Fidel Martinez. She is survived by brother, David Martinez, of Corcoran, California; sister, Maria Martinez, of Roseburg, Oregon. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Gridley, on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 8 a.m. with Father Avram Brown officiating. A memorial will be placed for her at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, followed by a private family ceremony at sea.