Frances Opal Martinez

Frances Martinez PhotoFrances Opal Martinez, of Dickinson, Texas passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born April 2, 1941 in Booth, Texas. Her family moved to Dickinson when Frances was just 7 years old and she has been a resident ever since. She is preceded in death by her parents Fidel and Gregoria Garza and son Rudy Martinez.  Frances is survived by her husband of 59 years, Manuel Martinez Jr, son Rick Martinez and wife Lisa, daughter Phyllis Finley and husband Larry, sister Gertie Martinez, brother Fidel Garza and wife Marcie, grandsons Michael, Stephen, Anthony & Brandon Martinez, Kyle, Casey and Koby Finley along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances was a very caring, loving wife, mother and grandmother with a huge heart. She enjoyed taking in any stray cat and loved her two dogs, Rocky and Sandy. To know her was to love her, and she will be truly missed by everyone whoever crossed paths.

The Family will receive friends and family on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5-7pm with the Vigil starting at 7 pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harbor Hospice at 1322 Space Park Drive, Ste. A194, Houston, Texas 77058. #281-461-6109.


  1. My condolences to the entire Martinez family. My siblings and I all grew up and knew each other since childhood. Ms. Frances was a dear, long-time friend of the family with a kind and gentle soul. She always made us feel loved and welcomed. May she forever Rest In Peace.

    Irma Cortez
  2. I did not know Mrs. Martinez personally, but I do work with Rick and he is such a nice guy, it is obvious he has been raised with lots of love. May your beautiful memories comfort you thru this difficult time. Your family is in my heart and prayers.

    Debbie Mellen
  3. I just want all to know how blessed me and my boys are to have Frances as a Mother in law and a grandma. She was truly a kindred sprit, yes taking in stray cats and even a stray like me. Frances and Manuel have raised a loving daughter and two caring son’s with that very same sprit. I thank the lord for my time to share with Frances and want everyone to know you and Manuel have made me a better person sharing the light and sprit of you both. My condolences to all the family and friends of Frances, she sure touched my heart and I will miss her very much.

    Larry Finley
  4. My sincere condolences to Phyllis and her family. Please know that Mike and I have you and your family in our prayers. May you find comfort in knowing Ms. Frances is at peace with the Lord and will remain in your hearts forever.

    Mike & Patty Lewis
  5. My sympathies to the Martinez family. She was, as the obituary stated, a very caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mickey Rios

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