Julian Madrid Martinez Jr (Jules)
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Born: November 17, 1952
It was in the very early hours on Tuesday morning, 2-26-19, holding hands with the love of his life, Yvonne (Olson) Martinez that the Lord called Jules home.
Jules was born 11-17-1952 in Douglas, WY to Julian Martinez and Delores (Bearking) Martinez. Soon after his birth the family moved to Rapid City, SD where Jules spent his childhood and adolescent years. He was the eldest son of nine siblings. While growing up Jules had the opportunity to be surrounded by not only his siblings, but with his niece Billie Jo, and nephew John Brewer.
Jules attended Black Hills State College for a while. He made a visit to Greeley and never left.
Jules was the type of person who would try anything new. He worked hard at everything until he mastered the task. Jules held true to that work ethic fabricating metal buildings, HVAC, and building construction. He became Field Superintendent with Pinkard Construction. Three of his projects won 1st place in the Associated Builders and Contractors, National Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards.
During the country’s economic downturn Jules trained and received his Commercial Driver’s License and immensely enjoyed hauling water in the oil and gas industry.
He is survived by wife Yvonne (Olson)Martinez, son Torry (Jennifer)Martin; grandsons Jaymon and Cayden Martin, daughter Amanda Martinez; step daughter Sydney Hullinger, siblings; Ernie (Wendy)Martinez, Dean (Kathy)Martinez, Larry (Joyce)Martinez, Doug Martinez, and Paula (Pedro)Ramirez, and a large loving extended family.
Jules was proceeded in death by his grandparents; parents; sisters; Sharon Brewer, Carmen Martinez, and Tonda Gussman.
Celebration of life will be held 2 pm Saturday March 16, 2019 at VFW, 3501 State Street, Evans, Co.