Mayme R. Gonzalez


Mayme R. Gonzalez

Mayme R. Gonzalez, age 81, a resident of Hobbs, N.M., formerly of Los Lunas, passed away in her sleep on the morning of Sept. 28, 2022.

Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at San Clemente Catholic Church beginning with a visitation at 9 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., with Interment to follow at San Clemente Catholic Cemetery.

Known also as Mayme Ramona Martinez and Mayme R. Sandoval, she was born April 20, 1941, and raised in the community of Valencia. A 1959 graduate of Los Lunas High School, she excelled in orchestra and chorus, where she earned All-State Honors.

Mayme was active with Future Homemakers of America, Girls Recreation Association, Travelers Club, Student Council and was a Christmas Queen Attendant in the 11th grade.

Known as a hard worker with a strong spirit and work ethic, it was not uncommon for her to hold two or three jobs in her prime. Mayme retired from the state of New Mexico Human Services Department after 25 years of dedicated outstanding service.

She played woman’s fast pitch and slow pitch softball, and Mayme also enjoyed bowling in Los Lunas and Albuquerque leagues.

A devout member of the Catholic Church, she attended San Clemente in Los Lunas and St. Helena in Hobbs. Mayme’s belief in the power of prayer was one of her greatest strengths. She took on the challenges of life with a fearless head on approach.

For the past 18 years, Mayme raised three of her grandchildren as more of a mom than a grandmother, being their primary caretaker up to the week she passed. An excellent cook, her kids and husband enjoyed awesome meals and always fresh tortillas.

Mayme is preceded in death by her parents, Eufracio and Aurora Martinez; daughter, Julie Sandoval; brothers, Charlie and Silverio Martinez; sister, Rafelita Martinez; and brother-in-law, Fermin Chavez.

She is survived by her husband, Luz G. Gonzalez, of Hobbs; son, Bart Sandoval (Laura Valencia), of Los Lunas; stepdaughter, Allie Gonzalez, of Hobbs; granddaughters, Kari Lynn Sandoval (Oscar Carrillo), of Los Lunas, Isabella Gonzalez and Jessica Perez; grandson, Isaiah Perez, of Hobbs; great-grandson, Onyx Ray Carrillo, of Los Lunas; sisters, Marylou Chavez, of Española, Dolores Marquez (Frank), of Belen, and Geraldine Martinez (Jose Nat), of Los Lunas; godchildren, Arlene Perez, of Flower Mound, Texas, Mark Chavez, of Española, Kris Martinez, of Los Lunas, and Carlos Martinez, of Pontiac, Mich.; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, who she loved dearly.

Please sign Mayme’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

The Valencia County News-Bulletin is a locally owned and operated community newspaper, dedicated to serving Valencia County since 1910 through the highest journalistic and professional business standards. The VCNB is published weekly on Thursdays, including holidays both in print and online.