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Benjamin 'BJ' Martinez

Benjamin 'BJ' James Martinez

August 22, 1982 - January 3, 2021
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Benjamin ‘BJ’ Martinez, 38, of Orchard, Colorado, is at peace as of January 3, 2021.

BJ was born in San Antonio, Texas to Santiago Martinez & Tammy (Cox) McGlynn on August 22, 1982.

BJ, Beege, Benji, Ben was many things to so many people. His charismatic nature reached far and wide. He had many talents. One could enjoy and get lost in his DJing and the passion he imparted. Inspiration could not only be seen but felt in his sketches and drawings. And let us not forget his comedy. In an instant he could become someone else and put you in tears of laughter. He could change the mood of a room with a single comment. He enjoyed restoring, repurposing, and building. The thing with his talents is they were genuine, part of his DNA, not learned.

BJ is survived by his mother and stepdad Mark; siblings, Lucas (Natassha), Savannah (Jenna), Jordan (Chelsie), Lawrence (Kristen) Martinez, and Ryan (Chloe) McGlynn; father; and a large loving extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be at high noon (12:00), on Saturday, 23 January, at D-Barn Reception Hall, 136 S Main Street; Longmont, CO 80501.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Mental Health Research or a Mental Health organization of your choosing.
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    Saturday January 23, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday January 23, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    D-Barn Reception Hall, 136 S Main Street; Longmont, CO 80501.
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Brian Anello

Posted at 06:17am
Oops I wasn’t done yet....BJ was just such a major influence in so many areas of my life, not only did he mentor me as a DJ, and support me as I chased that dream, he was also always there for me to breakdown on his shoulder after each year of failed Pride auditions. But what I loved about him was that the breakdown was always short lived with BJ because I couldn’t help but smile or laugh my butt off when I was around him. God I wish I could’ve been there to have been the shoulder he needed to cry on or the comic to make him laugh.......this picture, from ‘13 or ‘14 reminds me of JUST how much fun we had together and with ALL of our friends together, there are so many of you that I’ve lost contact with for years as with BJ and I and I’m sorry for that I don’t want to loose any more of you like this!!! And I love you guys. To the family, I hope to bring you even a tiny bit of peace with the pictures I’ve posted up here. I mean you can just see the 100% pure and natural, genuine happiness and fun exuding from him.....us. That weekend is and always will be one of the very best few days of my life and I hope it is and was for BJ too!!! Anyways I’m available all the time, anytime if you guys need ANYTHING at all, ever do not hesitate to reach out, who knows, maybe I’ll be the shoulder for your tears since I couldn’t get to BJ this time.....BJ- As much as I’m mad and sad and broken hearted with you my love and respect is so much greater. Just do one thing for me, be happy and don’t forget about me down here ok??? I love you buddy!!!
 

Mark Mcglynn Posted at 11:03am

Thank you for the kind words. You obviously knew him to the core. Thank you for posting to the page. It helps. Beege's mom.

Brian Anello

Posted at 04:30am
First, to all of BJ’s family, Mom/Dad, brothers/sisters, I am so so deeply sorry. I just can’t even imagine the depth of your pain right now, and I just wish I knew what to say or do to comfort you all. I am still in complete shock over the whole thing......I feel like I now know the importance of those clichés about telling the ones you love that you indeed love and treasure them because tomorrow may never come.....again I am so sorry, and I’m giving you all huge virtual hugs in my mind. I remember going to BJ’s Moms house one time soooo many years ago I don’t know if was actually even there but I do remember meeting at least one little brother. Such a polite and well mannered kid, and I remember watching the two of you interact with each other and thinking how lucky you both were to be so close to one another and how jealous I was that I didn’t have a brother in my life. Now looking back I realize that BJ filled that, and so many other, missing roles in my life
JL

James Laws

Posted at 03:12am
This is for Christopher Lucero..... hang in there buddy!!!! XoXo - James Laws
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Mark Mcglynn Posted at 11:07am

Thank you. Beege definitely will smile that you planted a tree and acknowledged one of his close friends, as he influenced more than just his family. Tammy, Beege's mom
TH

Tim E. Herd

Posted at 02:39am
My most sincere condolences to Bj's family. I can only imagine your sadness. I know all of you, but have only met some of you. BJ, in his ability to describe anyone or anything, made you all come to life.
The collective sympathy and sadness we feel, however, does not equal the empathy BJ felt for all of us. He felt our happiness, our sadness, our worries and our fears very deeply (sometimes to his own detriment). BJ offered an open ear, shoulders strong enough to hold us, and sound advice to help us. Of all Ben's gifts this is the one I will remember most - he cared, and he cared to the very depth of his heart and soul.
I will miss Beej for the rest of my life - it shall be one of my never ending hopes, though, that I will see Ben again on the other side. The world we share has lost one of it's shining stars.
Tim E. Herd
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