Mary Jane Virginia Martinez was born in Monte Vista in 1949 to her parents, Porfirio and Ramona (Ramy) Martinez.
She lived in the Vail Valley for numerous years and was a 1968 graduate at Battle Mountain High School. After graduating, she attended Southern Colorado State University. She lived in Colorado Springs for a period of time and eventually came back to the Vail Valley, where she worked-for Vail Resorts, City Market, Wal-Mart and the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa.
She is survived by her parents, Porfirio and Ramona Martinez, of Colorado Springs; brother Peter Martinez (Christine), of Colorado Springs; sister Diana Pereida (Gabriel), of Gypsum; and numerous nieces and nephews of Gypsum and Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick E. Martinez.
Mary Jane loved to travel, but most of all, loved to spend time with family and friends. Everyone that knew her would say she had a heart of gold and would always-be there to lend a helping hand.--
A memorial service will be held in Colorado Springs on Monday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Mortuary, located at 2350 Montebello Square Drive. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus located in Security.