Cruz Coronado Martinez

martinez, c 15 picCruz Coronado Martinez, 80 of Texas City passed away on June 1, 2015 in Webster, Texas. He was born October 25, 1934 to Manuel and Monica Martinez, Sr. in Richmond, Texas.
He worked for the Texas City Terminal Railway for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, long rides down the dike, sports, family feud and summer vacations to the Rio Grande Valley.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church and dedicated himself to his daughters.
He is preceded in death by parents. He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 55 years, Mary “Nena” Martinez, two daughters Yolanda (Londa) Marie Gonzales and Veronica(Ronnie)Lynn Martinez, son Daniel Edward Martinez and one granddaughter, Madison Lissette Gonzales all from Texas City; three sisters Rosenda Ramirez, Tommie Sepulveda, Olivia Astorga, numerous nieces, nephews and his three dogs CJ, Dottie and Cody.
He was the best Dad and Grandpa anyone could ask for and always lived life to the max. He will be greatly missed never forgotten.
Pallbearers will be Richard Cavazos, Daniel Martinez, Joshua Martinez, James Miranda, Andy Arrevelo, Bobby Martinez, Jesus Delfino and Sergio Valdez. Honorary Pallbearers are John Ortiz, Hector Fornue, Edward Gonzales and Byron Hollis.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with a Vigil at 7:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. A Funeral Service will be at 2:00pm on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the James Crowder Funeral Home with Deacon Joe Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.


  1. Words, however kind, cannot mend your heartache but those that care and share your loss are wishing you all comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of all who are lucky to gather in Cruz’s honor. I don’t have a single memory but good from that man. God bless him and his let his soul fly free of the earthly pains. We love you guys and our prayers are with you. Your Oregon Family, the Jordan’s. Scott & Lisa, Tara & Grant, Kevin & Alli

    Jordan Family
  2. Condolences and love to the family from Benny and Alice Gonzales. ❤️

    Sandy Gonzales
  3. My sister Linda and I saw Tio on memorial day and i could never image that when we left and i gave him a big hug and said goodbye, will see you next time, that it would be the LAST TIME that i would see him alive. Had a great time with him and i will always remember that moment and him. Love you Tio, give my dad a hug for me. Our condolences from Esther A. Martinez and family.

    Patricia Morales
  4. While no words of ours can ease your loss, we just wanted you to know that we are all grieving with you and thinking about you during this saddest and trying time. Uncle Cruz was a great man and will be greatly missed.

    Love and Heartfelt Sympathy

    Joseph M. Martinez and Family (San Diego, CA)

    Zenaida Martinez*
  5. My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time and may the “God of all comfort” provide you and your family with comfort and peace during this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3-7). I pray that you find hope in the beautiful promise the Bible contains for the future at John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15.

    Tammy Gibson

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