Phyllis M. Martinez, 78

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for PHYLLIS M. MARTINEZ, 78, at 10am Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Phyllis died March 13, 2014 at Community Hospital in Torrington. A Rosary/Wake will be recited on Monday at 7pm at the church. Visitation will be Monday from 3pm to 6pm at the funeral home and the casket will be open at the rosary. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family to help with funeral expenses would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at

Phyllis was born January 30, 1936 in Lyman, Nebraska the daughter of Manuel and Jacklyn (Magana) Martinez. She grew up in the Goshen County area. She met Lawrence Martinez in 1957 and they were married on March 13, 1957. They lived their lives in Torrington. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, shopping, and taking and looking at pictures.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Lawrence of Torrington; daughters Kathy Martinez and Lorraine Herrera both of Torrington; a son Larry Patrick Martinez of Denver, Colorado; a sister Ophelia Dickens of Torrington; six grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; two sisters; and a grandson.

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