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James Martinez

June 23, 1960 — January 4, 2024

James Martinez, also known as Cheesecake, and a longtime resident of Clifton, entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Banner UMC in Tucson, Arizona with his family by his side. He was 63.

James, formerly of Gallup, New Mexico, worked as a Senior Ramp Tech at Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.

James leaves behind: his wife, Margaret, of 15 years; his children, Gracie (Javier), Jimmy (Paula), Angela (Timo), Lisa (John), Elizabeth (aka Lovey), Michael (Stephanie), Pablo (Brittany); 5 siblings, 27 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by: his sons, Joseph Anthony and Julian Andrew.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, January 22, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morenci by Rev. Nathaniel Mma.

Family will receive friends Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. also at the church. A rosary and prayers will be offered prior to Mass, at 2:00 p.m.

A reception will follow at the Clifton Social Club.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 22, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

205 Fairbanks Rd., Morenci, AZ 85540

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Rosary

Monday, January 22, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

205 Fairbanks Rd., Morenci, AZ 85540

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Mass

Monday, January 22, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

205 Fairbanks Rd., Morenci, AZ 85540

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