Anna Colleen Martinez, age 58, passed away on October 19, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she resided for the past 3 years. She was born on January 9, 1961 in Las Animas, Colorado to Moses (Buddy) Martinez and Juanita (Janie) Martinez. After graduating from Las Animas High School, she stayed close to home and attended Otero Junior College where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Psychology.
Anna was a loving Catholic woman, who worked hard, but also had a fun-loving spirit. She worked as a dispatch for the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, but when she wasn’t working, she adored spending quality time with her loving family. She loved listening to all types of music, but her favorites were from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Her favorite song of all time, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” by Poison, never once got old. She never missed an opportunity to turn the volume up and sing along.
She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.
Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Moses (Buddy) Martinez and Juanita (Janie) Martinez; and her brother, Vincent Martinez. She is survived by her children, Eslinda Martinez (Justin Garcia) of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Samantha Martinez (fiancé Evan Rosing) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Alissa Martinez and Khyla Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brothers, Anthony Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Adolph (Robin) Martinez of La Junta, Colorado, and Joe Martinez of La Junta, Colorado; sisters, Kat Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Diane (Michael) Gary of Colorado Springs, Colorado; half-brothers, Joe Watson and Kenny (Beth) Watson of West Plains, Missouri; half-sisters, Vanessa Watson and Debra (Clay) Alexander of West Plains, Missouri; 8 nephews; 3 nieces; 6 great nephews; 4 great nieces; 4 cats; and 1 dog.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe / St. Patrick Parish Hall located at 202 Lincoln Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050.