Manny Ray Martinez

September 21, 1982 - December 6, 2022
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Manny Ray

Born September 21, 1982

In Heaven December 6, 2022


Manny Ray was truly one of a kind.  He was quite the jokester and had a sense of humor like no other.  He attended school in Phoenix, AZ where he excelled in academics.  He then attended Central High School his teenage years.  He loved to play baseball and was often names MVP of the Year.

In his later years he moved to Sierra Vista, AZ to work with a glass company which became his passion.  He soon found the love of his life and started a family.  Being the all-around person he was, he was hired on with Safelite Auto Glass and made this his career.

Manny Ray was a giving person and wore his heart on his sleeve.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at cookouts and gatherings with a very big appetite.  He had a one-of-a-kind love for food.  Wherever he went he always made friends and considered them like family.  He is loved by us all.  I will miss you forever brother, you left too soon.  Fly to Dad, Mijo.  Hug and kiss him for me too.  You will never be forgotten, the memories you left here with us we will hold close to our hearts.

Manny Ray was preceded in death by his Tata Sonny, Nana Betty;  and father, Manuel N. Martinez.

Manny Ray is survived by his Tata Quiroz, Nana Dolores; mother, Alma Quiroz; sisters, Taunya, Trisha, Marissa and Lorena; his son, Jacob Martinez; the boys, Mason and Gabe; the love of his life, Lara Gallagher; nieces, Araceli, Aaliyah and Ava; nephews, Michael, RJ, Adrian, Marcus, Esai, Sonny, Anthony and Ryan.

Services will be held on December 16, 2022 at St. Christopher Catholic Parish in Marana beginning with a rosary at 10:00 am and mass at 10:30am.  We will then proceed to the Marana Cemetery to the Rose Garden of Guadalupe where he will be laid to rest.  A Celebration of Life will be from 2:30pm  to 6:30 pm at the VFW Post 5990 in Marana, AZ.


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Timeline for Manny Ray Martinez

Born: September 21, 1982
Died: December 6, 2022

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Trisha Martinez posted on 5/9/23

It's hard to believe you left 5 months ago. I'm so heartbroken and I miss you so much ... I hear a knock at my door , I wait for you too say "It's Your Brother " !!! Your 40th birthday , the cake I made you , " Yoda" . You loved it. I miss coming home and parking my car , you would sneak up and scare the **** out of me .. lol you would get me everytime. Halloween when I had the twins up in the patio, you ask me to take you to your house u were afraid to go alone ... Sillly !!!! Celebrating birthdays with Araceli you insisted she be born the same day as u . Ur Blackfoot. My life forever changed the day u said Goodbye . I miss you like crazy fool. I even miss your stubbornness .... I love you Mijo . Xoxox... Your seeester Trish


Lorena Machado posted on 4/19/23

Hi brother. I'm just thinking about you. And wanted to express how much I miss you . I wish I could speak to you one more time and hear your laugh. Jacob is doing well. He's playing baseball like you used to. And he is a clown always making me laugh, like you used to. Love you and one day I will see you again. ?


Trisha Martinez posted on 12/18/22

My brother , my friend . I love you like a son and I am so heartbroken . Words can not describe the pain I feel . I will forever miss you and not a day will go by without you in my thoughts . I know you are safe now , your walking on streets of gold. You have always been an Angel you just received your wings. I love you mijo !! Meet me at the tree !!! Your seeeester Trisha Martinez .


Teresita Martinez Olmos posted on 12/17/22

Our sincere condolences to my Aunt Lola, Manny Ray's family, relatives & all of the Martinez family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Manny Ray leaving us all too soon! However, we take comfort that he is with his beloved Dad Manuel, Tata David "Sonny" & his uncle David, & his aunt Diane Martinez resting in peace high above in the heavens. Peace, strength & love. Gilbert Michael, Teresita, & Jude Martinez Olmos


Alma Quiroz posted on 12/15/22

In memory of Manny Ray Martinez, Alma Quiroz lit a candle


Alma Quiroz posted on 12/15/22

Son you took a piece of my heart ♥️ I will always love and miss you! My boy my only son your courageous battle to survive when you were born I remember when I first held you in my arms so tiny you held my finger with your hand and opened your eyes and looked at me and I fell in love with you ? Rest In Peace till I hold again in my arms ?


Gloria carbajal posted on 12/15/22

To my other family may God bless u all with lots of love my heart aces for u guys I truly love u guys sorry that I can't be there but I'm praying your family lots of love the carbajjals in north Dakota


Karamina posted on 12/15/22

Every bit of my heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Please accept my sympathy. I love you panochuda


Cathy simpson posted on 12/15/22

To the Martinez family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Prayers to you all Cathy Simpson


Lara posted on 12/14/22

Manny ray we will miss you! You’ll never be forgotten I will keep your name alive with our son. Jacob will be okay! We love and and will miss you so much ❤️?️may you finally rest in peace l, Lara and the boys


Marissa Martinez posted on 12/14/22

You will be truly missed baby brother love you!