From Debbie Sherman:
Debra Ann Martinez, 58, of Waco, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. A memorial service was held at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church following the memorial service.
Debbie was born to Elizabeth and I. J. Boyett. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to play softball and go bowling. She was devoted to all her pets, was a good seamstress and a fantastic cook. Debbie was a homemaker and was a dedicated paper carrier for the Waco Tribune-Herald for almost ten years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Viola Kay Smith; maternal grandparents, Mary and Louis Seaberry; and nephew, Jay Wren.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Raymond G. Martinez Jr.; son, Raymond G. Martinez III; daughter, Rachael Baker and husband, Brian; granddaughters, Sophia Ann and Vivian Ruth Baker; sisters, Mary Sciarilla and husband, Ron, Peggy Grooms, and Gina Mosely; three brothers, James Thomas, William Lee and Herbert Wayne Boyett; three godchildren, William Adam Boyett, Kimberly Cox and Heather Hughes; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Adam Boyett, Dano Grooms, Jack Kopatz, Albert Litterio, Robert Nelson, Thomas Riojas Jr., and Henry Mark Veselka.