Eleanor Marie Martinez


Monte Vista resident Eleanor Marie Martinez, 90, passed away peacefully at her home under Hospice Care on June 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  

She was born on Aug. 26, 1930, in Los Valdeses, Colo., to Roberto Lobato and Rosalba Lopez Lobato. She was united in marriage to Ben F. Martinez on June 28, 1955. They Shared a long and loving union until his passing in 2019.  

Eleanor was an outgoing and loving person and a special friend to all she met. She was everyone's grandma. She adored her Colorado sports teams, the Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies as well as her college and local school teams.  

Her devotion to her catholic faith kept her busy and gave her so much comfort throughout her precious life. Eleanor's favorite hobbies were doing crossword puzzles, getting her hair done once a week and being able to have time with her friends. She will be dearly missed.   

She is survived by her greatest joys, her children Melinda (Stan) Vallejos of Pueblo West, Colo.; Yvonne Lobato of Alamosa, Colo.; Denise Gomez, Greg Martinez both of Monte Vista, Colo.; grandchildren Matthew (Chelsea) Martinez of Monte Vista, Colo.; Fabian (Sarah) Lobato of Pueblo, Colo.; Roberto (Paige) Martinez of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Mikaela Martinez of Davis, Calif.; Jordan Gomez of Monte Vista, Colo.; great-grandchild Sean Lobato of Pueblo, Colo.; former son and daughter-in-law Dale Gomez of Del Norte, Colo., and Dora Martinez of Davis, Calif. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents Roberto and Rosalba Lobato, husband Ben F. Martinez, siblings Joe Lobato, Julian Lobato, Alberto Lobato, Josie Ciardella, Margaret Lobato, Olivia Aguilar and Neomi Lobato.   

Viewing and visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Monte Vista. A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on June 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. also at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Interment will follow at the San Luis Valley Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.