In loving memory of

Joe Donald Martinez
August 16, 1943 - November 16, 2020

Wellman - Joe Donald Martinez went to Heaven on Monday, November 16, 2020 in the comfort of his home, surrounded with love and prayers.

He is survived by his wife Cathy Martinez, his daughter Donna McCain, his son in law Shannon McCain, his grandchildren, Duncan McCain, Dominic McCain and Drea McCain, his sister Delmiria Lovato, sister Urcilia Gallegos, brother Gabriel (Bobbi) Cisneros, brother Leandro (Lita) Martinez, brother Frank (Virginia) Martinez, brother Harland (Hazel) Martinez, brother Danny (Helen Miera) Martinez, sister Rufina (Terry) Golkowski, brother Michael (LeAnn) Martinez,. He is preceded in death by his parents Arcenio and Inumenia Martinez, brother Archie Martinez, sister Virginia Kessler, sister Veronica Lovato, sister Dulcinea Martinez, sister Neita Martinez, sister in law Loretta Martinez.

Donald was born on August 16, 1943 in Garcia, CO. Donald and Cathy celebrated 55 years of marriage on August 28, 2020. Throughout their marriage they ran many businesses together. He was a hard worker, to say the least. Donald also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. He shared his love of his Catholic Faith with everyone he came to meet. He made an impact on so many lives and has left us with the greatest memories.

A private Graveside service will be held in Wellman, IA and a Celebration of Life will be held in Questa, NM at a later date. Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Joe and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at


Maxine Ortega wrote on Nov 24, 2020:

"Cathy, Donna and family, my condolences on the passing of Donald. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Mr. Martinez, you will be greatly missed. From Maxine Ortega, Annette, Rachel & Anthony & family. "

Marie Ortiz wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"I'm so sorry for your loss! My condolences to Donald's family: Kathy & family and to his brothers and sisters. I remember Donald when he was a teenager and always riding his horse "Flash", who would do whatever Donald commanded. He was a great horseman. He would visit us often in Garcia, as we were their closest neighbors. May he Rest in Peace! Marie & family "

Anbarasu wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Donna, I am so sorry for your loss, May his soul Rest In Peace. Anbarasu"

LaVonne Banaszek wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Donna I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family. LaVonne Banaszek "

Greg Sharp wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Donna, So sorry to hear about your father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers during this time of grief. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Greg Sharp"

Steve Polomsky wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Donna, so sorry for your loss for you and your family. From your Collins family. Steve Polomsky"

Anastasia Lemanski wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"My condolences on the passing of your Husband, Dad, Friend and loved one. As a fellow USAF retiree, I thank Mr. Martinez for his service and the family sacrifice. May the Lord comfort you at this time of mourning. "