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Ignacio resident Crystal Ann Martinez died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Durango, Colo. She was 32. Mrs. Martinez was born April 6, 1978, in Durango, daughter of Hisashi and Gloria Furuya. She grew up in Bayfield, Ignacio and Farmington. She married Santiago Martinez Feb. 7, 1999, at Bayfield Christian Church. She had worked at The Patio restaurant and the 501 Café. Most recently, she had been a stay-at-home mom. Her family remembers her as a sweet and gentle spirit, a best friend and other half to her husband, and a great and good-hearted faithful wife who loved her family. She was preceded in death by her father and grandmother Grace and grandmother Tonita. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her husband Santiago, children Von Martinez, Michaela Martinez, Anthony Martinez and mother Gloria Furuya, all of Ignacio; brother Hisashi Furuya, Jr., of Aztec, N.M.; sister Jennifer Smith of Ignacio; brother Hiroshi Furuya of Farmington, N.M.; grandparents Willard and Martha Rambo of Ignacio; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Andary Hall at St. Ignatius Church in Ignacio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bayfield Christian Church, P.O. Box 771, Bayfield, CO 81122, or to the Crystal Martinez Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Ignacio.

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