Stephanie Martinez-Franco
Stephanie Martinez-Franco
  • October 22, 1969 - May 21, 2017
  • Odessa, Texas

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Stephanie Martinez-Franco, 48, Odessa, formally of Mitchell County, passed away at the Medical Center Hospital of Odessa on May 21, 2017.
She was born in Loraine, TX on October 22, 1969 to John and Lucia Rodriguez Martinez.
Stephanie was a fun loving, caring, family woman who enjoy living a simple life. Stephanie was also a woman who believed that she had to match, taking time to pick out that days outfit which would often have the color blue in it somewhere because that was her favorite color. When it came to family she was the protective caregiver type, and she loved with all her heart, especially her mother, her daughter, and her husband. Stephanie enjoyed laughter, and used that to keep in good-spirits even after she got sick, but she also knew there was a time for quiet reflections. Often she could be seen quietly looking up at the stars and talking to her guardian angel, or sitting there praying as this is when she felt closest to her God.
Stephanie is survived by her husband Louis Franco of Odessa, her daughter Melissa Martinez of Wichita falls, a granddaughter Emma Salgado, her mother Lucia Martinez of Sweetwater, and by her brothers Sam Martinez of Sweetwater, Larry Martinez of Sweetwater, and Marcus Martinez of Sweetwater.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A Memorial Mass for Stephanie will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Colorado City on Thursday, May 25rd at 2 pm with Father Tony Franco officiating.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 24th from 6-8 pm with a rosary at 7 pm at the Kiker Seale Funeral Home.
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