Rosa “Rosie” Martinez

Rosa “Rosie” Martinez

11/6/1934 – 2/8/2020

Rosie Martinez went to heaven on Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. She joins her father and mother, Juan and Maximina Gonzales; brothers Louis (Dolores), Robert, Gabriel and George Gonzales and sister Ramona Martinez. She was born and raised in Carpinteria and attended local schools. She spent many years working for the Aluminum Filter Company and Gallup & Stribling Orchids.

Rosie will always be remembered as a loving, helpful, caring and generous person to all of her family and friends. She was well known for her gardening and a gift of a green thumb. Many often brought their “sick” plants to her and she would bring them back to life and return them. Whoever she met, she would open her heart to them and each of us felt special in her presence. She was always considerate of others. She also loved the beach and was an avid body surfer. We all know Rosie loved things that had bling (sparkle).  She also participated and travelled with many Carpinteria Senior Citizen events. She loved to get out of town with her husband, Lorenzo, and travel to many places. One of her favorites was Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband Lorenzo Martinez, daughter Annette Dutdut (Conrado), sons Stanley Martinez (Ana Marie) and Martin Martinez (Terri); grandchildren Stephen Medel (Carly), Valerie Murray (Miles), Kristen George (Craig), Nicholas Martinez, Benjamin Martinez and Anthony Martinez (Hannah); eight great-grandchildren; brothers Joseph (Otilla) and Fred (Eleanor) Gonzales; brother-in-law Mike Martinez;  sisters-in-law Mercy Martinez, Kati Martinez, Gloria Gonzales, Betty Gonzales and Beatrice Miles; and many nieces, nephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite local charity in her name.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 1532 Linden Ave. in Carpinteria on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at 10 a.m., followed by her burial at Carpinteria Cemetery.

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