David Martinez, 80, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 12, 2011 at McAllen Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1931, in La Meza Ranch, Texas to Juan Martinez and Juanita Hernandez Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roberto Martinez; sisters, Elida (Manuel) Rodriguez, Elena Gonzalez and sister-in-law, Elena Martinez.     

David is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ester Martinez; daughter, Martina Ester Evins; brother, Merardo Martinez; granddaughter, Julia Evins; sister-in-law, Avelia Martinez; brother-in-law, Teodolo Gonzalez and numerous nieces and nephews.

David worked for the San Isidro Independent School District for 26 years until his retirement. He will truly be missed by all of his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

The Martinez family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 13, with a rosary prayed in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. A Christian Mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Christian burial followed to Juarez Family Cemetery in San Isidro.