Mia Martinez 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Grand Junction, CO. after a lengthy illness.
Mia was born Maria C. Martinez in Grand Junction, CO. to Albert Atencio and Antonia Gomez. She grew up in the Denver, CO area. After being in Denver several years, she moved back to Grand Junction, and dedicated herself to taking care of her grandmother Helen until she passed away. Mia then remained in Grand Junction until her death.
Mia attended Grand Junction High School, and the University of Colorado in Denver. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management/marketing and attended the graduate school of public administration. Her schooling was an accomplishment that required a high level of discipline and dedication.
Mia worked for McKinley Medical as a Human Resource Administrator. She worked as a caregiver, and with children for Mesa County district 51.
Mia’s hobbies included: cooking, baking, she had a passion for creating miniature scenes, and she had a love for playing Scrabble online, which demonstrated her intellect. She enjoyed working with children and caring for her pets! Mia enjoyed spending time in Denver visiting her family and friends.
She was survived by her mother, Antonia Gomez (Nick) of Denver CO., step father Louis Martinez Sr. (Connie), daughter Antonia Martinez and her daughters; Alyxandra (Jothan) and Alysabeth of Denver, Co. Sons; Christopher Sisneros and his children; Justice, Mathias and Faith who live with their mother Toni in Denver, CO. Anthony Baros of Grand Junction, CO. Brother Louis Martinez Jr. of Grand Junction, CO. Sister Lorraine Dores of Grand Junction, CO. Uncle Richard Gomez (Gail), and aunts Linda Gomez and Mickey Gomez. Great-granddaughter Alaiyah of Denver, CO., and several cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
She is proceeded in death by her father, uncles Eloy (Linda) and Steve (Mickey) Gomez, grandparents Manuel and Helen Gomez, Cousins Molly A. Gomez and Andrew Gomez and many other relatives.
Mia will always be remembered as loving, caring, and for her beautiful smile. Courageously she dealt with her long-term illness with inner strength, patience, and a positive attitude.
Special thanks to: Hopewest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO.