Rita M. Martinez

  • Born: August 24, 1945
  • Died: July 13, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rita M. Martinez born in San Antonio, Texas, August 24,1945 has gone to be with the Lord on July 13, 2020. Rita is preceded in death by her father, Margil G. Espinoza. She is survived by her loving husband, Carlos Martinez of 54 years; her 94-year-old mother, Mary Sue Espinoza; one brother, Albert Espinoza and her two daughters, Angela D. Alderete and Cynthia J. Rosas; two sons in law, Richard Alderete Jr. and Francisco Rosas Jr.; her adored grandchildren and great grandchildren; her wonderful caretaker, Diane DeLeon and many loved family members and friends. Rita enjoyed her time in Mountain Home, Idaho where she and Carlos were stationed while in the Air Force. She was very patriotic. Rita loved supporting her husband throughout his career in the military and his career of service to the veterans. After returning to San Antonio, she worked as a phone operator with St. Luke hospital, then thereafter had a wonderful long career with SAISD, where she met great friends and made long lasting friendships. She loved Christmas and giving little gifts to everyone there from the custodians to her fellow secretaries. Rita loved doing the sweet little things to let you know she thought about you. After her retirement she really enjoyed attending the Retired Secretaries Luncheons. If you knew Rita, then you knew how she loved her red lipstick and heels. Now with no need for a wheelchair or oxygen, I'm sure she's clicking those heels and saying "there is no place like home". She is so loved and will be greatly missed. Since then Rita's husband Carlos has passed and has followed her home.

The family will be doing a Live Stream of Carlos & Rita Martinez' services which will include Carlos' full military honors provided by Porter Loring Funeral Home on August 24,2020 @ 9:30 a.m. Please join us by clicking on this link: https://admin.mediafusionapp.com/_live/embedPlayer.php?contentId=86552

Sincere thanks to all who will be attending virtually due to the Covid restrictions on attendees.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rita Martinez was a sweet and great co-worker in the Business Office at SAISD. You always had a smile and you were gracious to all. May you rest in the peace you deserve. Bless you and your husband.

Posted by Robert Garcia - Helotes, TX - Coworker   August 25, 2020


Angela, I'm so sorry for the loss of your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you have comfort in knowing the peace they now have. Prayers

Posted by Emily Barrera - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 24, 2020


"My deepest condolences to the Martinez family. Rita was a beautiful lady inside and out. She always had a smile on your face no matter how she felt. She will be missed immensely by her SAISD friends and her special friend and caretaker, Diane DeLeon. Your place at the head of the table at our Luncheon will always be empty..........May you rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Linda Hernandez - San Antonio,, TX - Coworker   August 22, 2020


Our deepest condolences go out to the Martinez family. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend and was so loved by her children. May the Lord light his shine upon her, and may her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, rest in peace in the comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Posted by Mercedes Elias - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Friend   August 19, 2020


My sincere and heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Rita & Carlos. They are together in paradise. May they rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon them.

Posted by Zelda Gonzalez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 19, 2020

Rest In Peace Rita and Carlos. Both of you are together again and enjoying a new life. May perpetual light shine on you both. Irma C. Herrera

Posted by Irma C Herrera - Adkins, TX   August 18, 2020

Rita was such a sweet and beautiful lady. Everyone loved her. No more pain Rita. No more wheel chair. You are free again. Rest In Peace or dance with the angels now. You will be missed. Olga M. Hernandez

Posted by Olga Hernandez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 18, 2020


Rita and her red lipstick is how I will always remember her! She was beautiful, well kept and full of life! May the perpetual light shine upon her as she is dancing in the arms of Carlos and Jesus.

Deepest condolences to the Martinez family for the loss on earth. May your parents rest in paradise.

Posted by DANIELENE SALAS - Schertz, TX - Family Friend   August 18, 2020

Dear sweet Rita, beautiful smile, personality and full of life. We will miss you at the retiree luncheon, but you are no longer in pain. My condolences to all your family.

Posted by Kay Whelchel - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 18, 2020

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