Carmen O. Martinez, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.

She was born in Santa Rosa on June 27, 1927 to Lorenzo and Guadalupe Oliva. She was a Catholic and member of St. James Catholic Church and a longtime resident of Driscoll.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Valerio Martinez.

She is survived by her daughter, Dora Martinez of Driscoll; her niece and nephew, Herminio and Senaida Mejias of Sinton; nephew, Jesus (Maria Elena) Martinez of Kingsville; grand-niece, Hilda (Judge Terry) Simpson of Sinton; her favorite pet, "Bonita;" and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. James Catholic Church in Driscoll. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.