Steve Ross Martinez

Steve Ross Martinez (Na Ko Stas, Little Bear) departed this life on March 4, 2021. Steve was born on October 15, 1976 to Jesse Martinez & Diane White. Despite complications at birth, he came into this life a fighter and maintained his strong will throughout life.

Steve attended Colstrip High School where he graduated in 1995. He participated in basketball, football, and track. He excelled at sports and academics.

Steve would say he met the love of his life in 1989. Steve and Becky got married on July 1, 2000. They had two boys, Kane Jordan and Kale Jesse. Steve was very proud of his family. He loved being a father and a husband above all else.

Steve moved to Las Vegas in 2002. He quickly grew to love his new home. He had a passion for his family, his friends, his dogs, VGK, photography, reptiles and toy collecting. On January 13, 2018 he went to his first Vegas Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena with Jen Hiipakka. From that moment on he was an avid VGK fan. You would never see him without something on that said VGK. He loved to “Knight it Up!”

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Martinez. His brothers, Waylon Bull Coming, Ryan Parker, Jeff Parker, and Ross Parker Jr. His sisters, Toy Parker, and Crystal Parker Red Robe. His grandparents, Josephine White, Lucille Spear, Dorothy Seminole, Stella Red Robe, Inez Wilson, Alice Spotted Elk, David Glenmore, Ruby Slater, Miles Seminole, Louis Red Robe, William Red Robe. Uncles, Eddie Foote, Ronnie Glenmore. Aunts, Faith Spear, Cheryl Spear.

Steve is survived by his wife Becky Martinez, his sons Kane and Kale Martinez, his mother Diane White, his brothers, Joel Martinez, Rocky Parker, Alvin Parker Red Robe, Stephen Peters, Joseph Threefingers, Sage Parker, Shirley Parker, Roger Dillard, Gary Compher, His sisters Norene (Bryan) Red Hat, Dawn Martell, Trisha (Eric) Sherman, Jessica (Rusty) McIntyre, Joelynn & Selena Threefingers, Stacey & Stephanie Parker, Kristie (Joseph) Knows His Gun.  His grandmother, Jennie Seminole Parker, His nephews, Troy Parker, LJ Plainfeather, Jayson Longtree-Compher, Tallan, Bryden & Caysten Knows His Gun, Tyrell & Case Compher, His nieces, Kiara, Kiana, Alyse & Alysia Whiteman, Ahmia Red Hat, Sadie Plain Feather, Kiana Martell, Grace, Brianna, Loren, Alysha, Kara Parker, Sharlyce (Derek) Parker, Rosslyn Parker, Maddison & Maci, Kami, Kayleigha & Hopelynn Sherman, Casey Crystal Parker Red Robe. Uncles, Ross Parker, Stephen (Mutt) Parker, Joel White, Michael Sioux. Aunts, Teri Seminole, Michelle (Carl) Buckley, Flora Parker, Rhoda Glenmore, Lorna Sioux, Janis Spear, Wanda Brady, Kim Spear, Gina Seminole, CeCe Parker, grandsons, Keltyn and Karson and numerous cousins and friends he held dear to his heart.

Steve is a descendant of Chief Two Moons, Chief Red Robe and John Seminole. Families include, Seminole, Red Robe, White, Spear, King, Castro, Glenmore, Spotted Elk, Whitedirt, Killsknight, Red Hat, Foote, Sioux, Shoulderblade, Compher. We are a large family please forgive us if we left anyone out, it is not intentional.

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