In Memory

Frank Martinez

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05/21/10 08:50 PM #1    

Gabriel Martinez

Frank Joined the Navy immediatly after graduation. During high school I can only describe him as a crazy fun loving son of a gun.  Frank had the worst luck with his car. There was little room to sit as there were several spare tiress always present. Not having to walk to town, having a car of any kind was priceless.  A naturally gifted athlete, A spark plug of a football player and a strong wrestler.

We wrestled the same weight that first year of wrestling under coach tate,  I was never a real challenge to Frank as he was as strong as a little bull, but we all remember Peach Pomade or butch waxes that were popular then, well you imagine attempting a wrestling hold on  someone who has his hair coated in it.  He would squirt out of any real attempts to hang on to him. never beat him once.

Frank was married to a girl he met in California either while he was in the Navy or met after he settled there and i think it was the latter.  I believe They had two daughters.  Frank eventually moved back to Alamosa much later where he died of a heart attack.  May Frank rest in Peace.

06/03/10 09:39 PM #2    

Ann Garretson (Marshall)

Thanks for sharing these memories, Gabby, and helping me get acquainted with the playful, crazy guy.


06/29/10 11:00 PM #3    

Thomas J. Melgares

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