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Desmend Martinez

May 7, 1997 — March 7, 2021

Desmend Michel Martinez, resident of Rawlins, passed away on March 7, 2021.

Desmend was born on May 7, 1997 in Laramie, Wyoming, to Merissa Martinez and Timothy Martinez.  He graduated from Rawlins High School in 2016, married Sierra August 20, 2016, and was employed for WYDOT as a Maintenance Technician.

When Desmend would walk into a room you always noticed his big smile!  He loved his family and adored his son.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his Grandpa Robert and his many cousins.  He loved working for WYDOT by making the roads safe for all.  Especially driving that big truck.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Sierra, son Kodah, mom Merissa, dad Tim, step-father Arsenio, siblings Jullion, Aliana, Jacob, Julia and step-siblings Sierra, Chantelle, Olivia, and Arsenio.

He is survived by his parents Timothy Paul Martinez, Merissa Sonya Martinez of Laramie; siblings Jullion & Aliana Lemus of Laramie, Wyoming and Jacob and Julia Pacheco of Rawlins; grandparents Robert and Jody Martinez of Rawlins and Ernest Martinez of Rawlins; Aunts Andrea Martinez of Layton, Utah, and Desiree Gomez of Rawlins; Uncles Ernest (Sadie) Martinez of Rawlins, Christopher Martinez of Alaska, and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He is preceded in death by Grandma Mary Jane Martinez,  Alfred and Mercy Herrera.

Donations can be made to the Kodah Martinez Memorial Fund under Sierra Martinez by calling Meridian Trust Credit Union (307) 324-2024 in Rawlins.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Desmend Martinez, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel

702 W Walnut St, Rawlins, WY 82301

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

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