Elnora Jean Martinez July 31, 1937 – Aug. 27, 2019

Celebration of Life


September 14, 2019

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Elnora Jean Martinez.

Elnora Jean Martinez passed away in Tehachapi on August 27, 2019, she was eighty-two years old.

Jean was born to James Clinton and Helen Marie Collins in Bakersfield, Calif. on July 31, 1937. She met the great love of her life, Carlos Martinez, in 1955, they were married a year later. The two of them spent the following sixty-three years happily married. Jean is survived by her husband Carlos, her three children and their spouses: Joe and Darla, Mike and Sally, Sharon and Randi. Her seven grandchildren and their spouses: Angie and Wayne, Joe and Stevie, Jessica and David, Robert, Erin and Adolfo, Anthony and Julia, Derrick and Casey. And her seven great grandchildren: Joscelyn, Madeleine, Mason, Curtis, Charlie, Cruz, and Sophie. Her brothers and their wives: Bill and Toni, JR and Margarett, Glen and Carol, Dennis and Bonnie. Jean was predeceased by her parents and her baby brother Danny.

Jean was a very kind and sweet person, and she loved her hometown of Tehachapi. Her favorite thing was to bring her large family together over food and celebrations. She loved to go camping in the High Sierras, spending time at State Line, and shopping for herself and her family.

Through the strength in her faith, she is now resting in the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ. A memorial service took place at the Church of Christ in Tehachapi, 401 S. Mill St., on Saturday, Sept. 7.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Church of Christ in Tehachapi.


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