June 26, 1964 - May 19, 2017
Manuel Fredrico Martinez III, was born June 26, 1964 in Durango, Colorado. Son of Dorothy Marie Santos (Manuel Fredico Martinez II) and Mariano Santos II. Manny passed away, peacefully in his sleep on Friday May 19, 2017 after a long battle with multiple health issues. Manny grew up in Durango, Colorado until the age of 6 when he moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah where he lived until his passing. He attended South High School in Salt Lake City, Utah where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Laura Lee Olguin in Salt Lake City, Utah on Valentine's Day 1993. Together they had 4 beautiful children. Manny was a Journeyman Glazier by trade and found joy in the work he did. Our father had a passion for life and lived his life to the fullest. His biggest passion and joy was spending time with his large extended family. Our father enjoyed doing many things with his past time including "seafood" Sundays, playing pool, being in the outdoors, fishing, and playing endless games of Yahtzee. He was a very talented artist and always loved drawing new things. He was always active and looked for new and interesting things to tinker with. We will miss his unlimited talents and endless zest for life. He was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle and grandpa and we will ever be with us. Manny is survived by his mother, Dorothy Marie Santos, daughter Samantha Martinez (Carlos Valencia), sons Matthew Martinez, Mark Martinez, and Adam Martinez. He is the proud grandfather to Kyarah Valencia and Benicio aka: Benny the Bull Valencia. Siblings Veronica Ambrose (children Ronnie Martinez (Shural), Jessi Harrell (Joshua), Deborah Collina), Orlinda Serrato (children Joel Valencia and Andrew Valencia), Esther Bowden (children Rita Martinez, Michael Bowden, John Bowden), his fraternal twin, Francis Martinez, (children Anthony Martinez (Cathryn), fraternal twins, Vanessa Solorio (Pedro) and Victor "Gordo" Ramirez, and Crystal Ramirez), Lori Martinez (children Lindsay Danielle Villapando and Cruz Martinez), and Mariano Santos III (Wendy) (children Dominic Mariano Santos). Uncle Manny was loved by many, many great-nieces and nephews and was a strong father figure in their lives. Manuel was preceded in death by his father Mariano Santos II, and Issac Noe Aguado aka: Iceman. Our family would like to thank all of the many, many healthcare providers that cared for our father throughout his life, especially in the end. We would like to express our gratitude to the caregivers at Avalon Rehabilitation Center. Thank you for the amazing care, grace, and dignity you gave to our dad in his final weeks. Dad, you will always be with us - mind, body, and soul. We will miss you beyond words or measure. We will especially miss your wonderful "smack talk" and larger than life personality. We will miss every single thing about you and more. You had a huge heart and was loved by so many. We love you - you will never be forgotten. Until we meet again… Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing held in his honor on Friday May 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, at their Draper location: 12278 S. Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, Utah 84020. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Intermountain Baptist Church: 4770 S 1950 W., Taylorsville, Utah 84129. Viewing prior from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Manuel Fredrico Martinez III, was born June 26, 1964 in Durango, Colorado. Son of Dorothy Marie Santos (Manuel Fredico Martinez II) and Mariano Santos II. Manny passed away, peacefully in his sleep on Friday May 19, 2017 after a long battle... View Obituary & Service Information
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