Noel Norbert Martinez
Was born in Embudo, NM on August 19, 1947 to the late Roberto & Delphina Martinez.
Noel is preceded in death by his wife Rhonda June Martinez, his son Noel N. Martinez, Jr. and his parents Roberto & Delphina Martinez and his brother Leland Martinez.
Noel is survived by his daughter Tracy Ann Martinez and her son Jerome Webster. Also survived are Noel’s daughter-in-law, Elma Martinez, grandson Vicente and granddaughter Sofia Martinez. Also survived are stepsons Albert, Benjamin Durazo / wife-Debbie Durazo- children: Joshua, Ashley, and Samantha Durazo. Step son- Richard Durazo/ wife- Laura Durazo-children; Rayaunna, Leilla.
Noel also has his siblings; Stephanie Rivera-Taos, NM, Carol Jean Franklin-Manalapan, NJ, Lloyd Martinez (wife Judy) Cheyenne, WY, Patricia Torres (husband Robert) Pratt, KS, Ronald Martinez-Laguna,NM, Victor Martinez (wife Raelyn) Las Vegas, NM, Raymond Martinez-Toas, NM, Therese Perez (husband Patrick) Taos, NM, Edwin Martinez (partner Michael Krupinski) Las Vegas, NV and Robina Shelton (husband Ed) Valdez, NM. Noel is also survived by his 1st wife Barbara Rasmussen-Santee, CA.
Noel grew up in Cheyenne WY, graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1964. Entered the US Navy after high school and was stationed in Okinawa during the Viet Nam War.
He later returned to the US and was stationed in San Diego, there he met Barbara Sanchez. Noel was discharged from the Navy and he and Barbara were married in Cheyenne, WY in 1969. They had their children Noel Jr., and Tracy. They moved to Las Vegas, NV around 1976, Tracy was born in Las Vegas, NV in 1977. Noel and Barbara parted ways and divorced.
Noel later met Rhonda Durazo in Las Vegas, NV. Noel and Rhonda married in 1986 in Las Vegas. Rhonda passed away in 2006. Noel worked in the casinos as a dealer working all games, later became a pit boss and floor manager. Noel later worked for Station Casinos as a surveillance member until he retired in 2012.
Noel, you will be greatly missed. I have only known you for 10 years now as a partner to your youngest brother, Edwin Martinez here in Las Vegas, Nevada. I remember 2 months ago when we took you out for you birthday to lunch and when I took you to CarMax to buy your new car. You were so excited about the new car and especially about checking out the Senior Apartment complexes here in Las Vegas. It was like you were ready to start a NEW chapter in your life. Well, now, you are in a better home with your parents and Rhonda and brother and all of your dearly departed. We will all see you One Sweet Day.. Love, Michael Krupinski and Edwin Martinez
May Noel rest in peace there with so many of his family that have been waiting for him. We pray for your peace, those who are still here, as you live the good life until you meet up with him again. Our love goes out to you all – God Bless
Thank you Ralph and Joan for your kind words and Blessings. We will miss our brother so very much. May God Bless you also.
Noel we are so sorry that you are no longer with us, but we know that you are with Mama (Rhonda) now you can both rest in peace. we will miss u. My God bless you and Rhonda you both will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace…… Cookie & Donald Durazo
DADDY… I KNOW I FEEL YOU HERE AT HOME ALL THE TIME, BUT I SERIOUSLY MISS YOU. AND I APOLOGIZE FOR ALL AND ANY GRIEF I’M SURE I’VE CAUSED YOU. I’M SO SO GLAD TO HAVE SPENT YOUR LAST 3YRS WITH YOU. I LOVE YOU!