Ernestine Ernie Martinez

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Ernestine Tidwell Martinez, 69 of Coolidge died on February 19, 2013 at home.

Ernie was known throughout Coolidge for her daycare services. Over the past thirty years, she enjoyed caring for countless children. She also enjoyed spending time with her large family.
She is survived by one son Jimmy Tapia, Jr. of Coolidge and three daughters: Charlotte Simpson of Tucson, Jerrie Martinez Palombo of Paradise Valley, and Judy Martinez of Coolidge. She was the stepmother of Fred Martinez of Florence, Gene Martinez Jr of Cary, NC, Yolanda Navarro and Virginia Ferrell of Coolidge. She also had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Martinez, here parents Glen and Bea Tidwell, her daughter Angie Martinez, stepdaughter Betty Kotob, and several siblings.

Daughter, Mother, Sister, Friend
You were all of these
Till the very end
Loyal, reliable and true
Caring for others
Came natural to you
The laughter of children
And simple joys made you smile
You were ours for but a short while
And though our paths must now part
You will forever remain in my heart