Petra Martinez passed away with her family by her side on February 4, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born May 19, 1928, in Gonzales, TX, the daughter of Jesus and Julia (Camarillo) Guerrero. Petra was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns. She married Francisco Martinez on May 8, 1948 in St. Johns, MI and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2013.
Surviving Petra are her children, Matilde Guerrero, Julia (Arturo) Rodriguez, Susie Sedell, Beatrice (George) Purvis, María Martinez, Francisco (Mary) Martinez, Jr., Tomas (Lori) Martinez, Elijio (Linda) Martinez, Teresa (Rob) Gagnon, Salvador (Kim) Martinez, Eloisa Nadeau, Victoria (Steve) Lischalk, 36 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, brother, Tomas (Chepa) Guerrero, sisters, Jesusita Guerrero and Beatrice Stubblefield, one brother in law, three sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Petra was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Guerrero, three children, Herlinda Archer-Groesbeck, Margarita and Remijio Martinez, son-in-law, Flavio Guerrero and sister, Eloisa Espinoza.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding, burial to follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery in St. Johns. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a vigil/rosary service at 7 p.m. at the Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns. Memorial contributions may be made in Petra’s memory to Great Lakes Hospice.
The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.