Born: Fri., May 30, 1941
Died: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Vigil Service

7:30 PM Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Location: Saint Anthony Catholic Church

Funeral Liturgy

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Location: Guernsey-Sunrise High School

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Funeral liturgy for Rudolph Paul “Rudy” Martinez, 76, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Guernsey-Sunrise High School Gymnasium in Guernsey, Wyoming with Father Andrew Duncan as the Celebrant.  A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:30 P.M. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Guernsey.  Interment will be in the Prairie Rest Cemetery near Guernsey with military honors accorded by Lake Guernsey VFW Post #4471, J.J. Webb American Legion Post #95, and United State Air Force Military Funeral Honors.
Rudy Martinez died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 of natural causes in Guernsey.
Rudy was born Friday, May 30, 1941 in Torrington, Wyoming the son of Policarpio V. “Paul” and Celia L. (Lopez) Martinez.  He was raised and educated in Sunrise and graduated from the Sunrise High School in 1959.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force on May 22, 1959 and was discharged on May 21, 1963.  He returned to the Guernsey – Sunrise area and worked for Lamb Construction for a short time.  He then went to work for the CFI-Sunrise Mine in Sunrise for 19 years.  After the closing of the mine Rudy began working for the Platte County School District #2 in Guernsey as a custodian for 20 years.  He still worked for the school on at need basis.  In his retirement years he also worked at the Trail Ruts Golf Course in Guernsey.  
He was married to Kim Oliver on July 13, 1975 in Guernsey, and they later divorced.
Rudy enjoyed golfing, playing in pool leagues, and collecting coins and sports memorabilia.
Rudy enjoyed his family, especially spending extended time with his three grandchildren.
Rudy is survived by his daughter, Jillian (Matt White) Martinez of Torrington; siblings, JoAnne Bueno, Robert Martinez, Anthony Martinez all of Guernsey, and Carmen Castaneda of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren, Jessica White, Alexis White, and Carlos Hernandez all of Torrington.
Rudy was preceded in death by his father, Paul, on February 25, 1992; mother, Celia, on September 8, 1994; and siblings, George Martinez, Pedro Martinez, and Mary Margaret Martinez.
Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Perkins, Mark Martinez, Aaron Martinez, Jason Martinez, Paul Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Jim Sisson, and Todd Limoges.        
A memorial to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
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   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
So very sorry of Rudy passing God Bless Richard Anna Ibarra and family

Bill and Jackie Holtz
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Our family would like to send prayers and condolences to Rudy's friends and family.

Dawndrea Daly
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Myself and my family send prayers and condolences to Jillian and all of Rudy' s family and friends.

Glenn Lewis
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
God Bless Rudy! What a fine human being. Our love and prayers to Rudy's family at this time

Richard Lewis
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Rudy was a man who I looked up to. He loved kids, all sports and the Dodgers. I always enjoyed running into him and talking baseball with him. I shall miss him.

Brian Howshar
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
My condolences. Rudy was one of the greats when it came to talking baseball and a great guy. I always enjoyed visiting with him. I will miss him, as well as George and Pedro. I think my Uncle Gene and Rudy are probably talking baseball right now....RIP, Rudy.

Brian Howshar

Dan and Sue Magruder
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Rudy, you will be missed in all of Guernsey, but since you've moved up from playing Trail Ruts, hope you have birdies, eagles and holes in one. You were a good man.

Kay Kuhlmann
   Posted Sat February 24, 2018
Saddened to hear of Rudy's passing. Many of us a few years younger remember him as a "big brother" figure. Condolences to his family and friends. Kay Kuhlmann

Larry Soto
   Posted Sat February 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss, I will miss my golfing buddy and friend, Rudy was a great guy. Prayers to you and your family.

Arnold Rizor
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of Rudy passing. He was a good person who will be missed by all who knew him

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