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Gregorio "Don Goyo" Martinez

March 12, 1941 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 77)
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Gregorio Martinez De Leon was born March 12, 1941 in Repueblo de Oriente, Nuevo León in Northern Mexico. He was the oldest of 13 children of Domingo Martinez and Eloisa De Leon.

Gregorio met his wife, Rosamaria Zapata Palacios in central Mexico. They married in 1963 and had 6 children eventually settling in Echo and Stanfield, OR in the early 1980’s.

He is preceded in death by his wife, and survived by all of his children; Martin, Guadalupe, Eduardo, Delta, David, and Jorge as well as 8 grandchildren; Xochitl, Aaron, Ezri, Samuel, Sofia, Diego, David, and Jimena.

Gregorio’s family were his biggest source of pride and spending time with them was his greatest joy. Always ensuring that they were provided for and happy Gregorio knew no bounds in his loyalty and help for them.

Gregorio also loved spending time with his siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom would love to gather around him to hear his childhood stories and singing. He loved to joke and make them laugh. All felt loved and cared for by him with his big hugs and heartfelt advice.

Gregorio was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon with Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 P.M.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

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