David Raymond Martinez

david martinez

David Martinez


Beloved husband, father, uncle and longtime Wyoming resident, David R. Martinez, 87, died September 20, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado.

Born June 29, 1926, in Columbine, Colorado, Dave's family moved to Rawlins, Wyoming where he lettered in football, basketball and track, and graduated from Rawlins High School.  He served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Nashville during WWII.  Dave was recruited to play football by the University of Wyoming.  He pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon and graduated in 1950 with a BS in Education.  He was a teacher and coach at Rozet and Midwest High schools before moving to Casper to join IDS Financial Services.  He enjoyed an award-winning investment sales career, moving to Cheyenne in 1966 to work for Edward Jones and then A.G. Edwards, from which he retired in 1996.

Dave served as Wyoming district governor of the International Lions Club.  He belonged to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade Committee and HEELS of CFD.  After retirement he became active in the Wyoming Senior Golfers Association and continued his life-long support of the Wyoming Cowboys as a Top Hand of the Cowboy Joe Club.

Dave is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rose Martinez, and their children: Kristin Martinez, Michael (Lori) Martinez, Tony (Mary Lynn) Beshara, and his nephew Vernon (Tammy) Brown.  He is preceeded in death by his parents, his brother Daniel and sister Louise, and sons Daniel Martinez and Gene Beshara.

Burial will be October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am, staging area "C", at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, followed by a reception at the Englewood Meridian.  Dave's many friends are invited to join his family in a Celebration of Life, October 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Little America in Cheyenne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of David Martinez to the Cowboy Joe Club, the Alzheimer's Association, or the International Lion's Club.

The family would like to thank the many tireless caregivers at the Cheyenne VA Hospital and the Englewood Meridian for their generosity of spirit and the quality care they provided.


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