Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez, 75, of Baldwin City, Kansas, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2020. He passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Garden City, Kansas on February 27, 1945, he was the son of J.E. and Ruth (Ascencio) Martinez. Mark married Sherrill (Koehn) Martinez on September 4, 1970, in Emporia, Kansas.

Private services for the family will be held now and a memorial service for the public will be held at a later date.

Mark served in the Navy and then attended Emporia State University, where he received a degree in Fine Arts. For most of his career, he was a graphic designer for the State of Kansas. Mark enjoyed painting, golfing, and traveling with friends and family.

Mark is survived by his wife, Sherrill; his daughters, Marcie and Angela Martinez; his grandchildren, Makena, Maiki, and Maddox Martinez and Cecilia, Sophia, and Olivia Pitts; his brothers, Jay and Tony Martinez; and his sisters, Ruth Anne Waldron and Susan Riphahn. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Waldron.

The family suggests memorials in his name to: ZERO (The End of Prostate Cancer) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. Marcia Bodine on June 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    I’m sorry for the loss of my cousin Mark Martinez and to all of his family. He was a good man to all of us.

    Marcia Rodriguez Bodine

  2. Betty Ruiz Palmer on June 14, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the family and friends. Love and prayers .

    Mike and Betty Palmer
    Maricopa, Az..

  3. Vicki Ojeda on June 15, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  4. John and Cleo Langley on June 15, 2020 at 9:16 am

    We are so saddened by the loss of our great neighbor and friend. Accept our humble words of comfort for all who were dear to Mark.

  5. Veronica Herrera on June 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I’m saddened by the loss of a great man. He fought a good fight. Mark was a quiet guy but always had a smile. He will be missed. God Bless and peace to the family

  6. Richard Martinez on June 15, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    My condolences to the family. Mark will be missed and loved by us all. Rest in peace Cuz.

  7. Jim Potter on June 16, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Jim Potter

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Mark. He was a good friend and my coffee buddy who always had something good to share with everyone. He will be missed by all. RIP my friend.

  8. Ronald Dugger on June 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

    I’m so very saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a good friend. We worked together for a number of years. He will be sorely missed.

  9. Brad Mullenix on June 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    I knew Mark for only a few years, but I liked him a lot. I thought he was great guy. My condolences to all the family members.

  10. Louetta Shiplet on June 17, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Mark was my classmate in Copeland. He was always a kind and warm person with a great smile, as well as being a great athlete and artist. I’m saddened at the loss of this wonderful man. My condolences to his family, siblings, and friends.

  11. Carol Herrera on June 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Sending prayers of comfort for all of you at this very difficult time

  12. Karla Ascencio on June 17, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Gino and I were so sad to hear that Mark had passed. We will treasure our memories. Our thoughts and Prayers are with his family❤

  13. Laura Torres Porter on June 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Mark and I used to be neighbors when he lived in Lawrence. We quickly became friends, often talking when we saw each other working on our lawns, which was a lot! We talked about art, the state of education, and any number of other topics. Mark was a genuine, helpful, friendly person, and I appreciated knowing him. When he moved to Baldwin, he was truly missed. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, and send prayers of peace to his family.

  14. Jim Gales on June 18, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Jim Gales: Mark was in the sixth grade my first year of teaching in Copeland. Louetta is spot on in her memories of Mark as a student in her condolence. He was a pleasure to have in the classroom and coach in basketball. Mark and his classmates gave me the inspiration to teach for 41 years. My sympathy and prayers to the family . May he rest in peace.

  15. Connie j Hammond on June 19, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Mark helped me get the best job of my working career and I will always be forever grateful to him. He was my supervisor for many years and taught me a great deal about the job and about life. Thank you for sharing the video with us, it shows just how much he loved and was loved by his family. It also shows his love of life and how he enjoyed it to the fullest. He was an extremely talented artist and an amazing man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. May God bless and comfort you at the loss of this awesome man.

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