Mary Lou Martinez
Mary Lou Martinez
  • September 21, 1950 - December 28, 2015
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Mary Lou Martinez passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at the age of 65. She was born in Taft, Texas, on September 21, 1950, to Matias and Adela Longoria. She grew up in Taft and graduated from Taft High School, Class of 1969. She went on to graduate from Del-Mar College School of Nursing as a LVN. Mary Lou worked in Corpus Christi, Texas, at Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, 4 East, for thirty-five years.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She will always be loved and remembered by her three sons, Matthew Perales, Jeremy Martinez and Jason Martinez; husband, Richard Perales; four grandchildren: Angelica Martinez, Bernice Martinez, Deanda Gomez and Derrick Gomez; nine siblings: Richard Longoria, Victor Longoria, Kelly Longoria, Matias Longoria, Jr., Sammy Longoria, Reyes Vera, Mingo Ramirez, Minnie Pina and Juan Vera; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, January 1, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Taft Memorial Park.

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