Virginia Martinez, 65, was called home after a short battle with leukemia on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Billings, Montana. She took great joy in her grandchildren and loved watching them grow up. She was incredibly strong in her faith and knew that she was going to see our savior Christ Jesus. She passed quietly surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Lovell to Felix Franckowiak and Lucille (Bogus) Franckowiak. Virginia married Manuel Martinez on March 12, 1972, in Lovell. She was of the Catholic faith.
Her hobbies included church, ceramics, Avon and her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son Branden (Bethany) Martinez of Billings, Montana, and her daughter Katrina Martinez of Powell; four brothers, Thomas Franckowiak of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Steven Franckowiak of Richland, Washington, Peter Franckowiak of Littleton, Colorado and John Franckowiak of Golden, Colorado; one sister, Mary Franckowiak of Powell; one brother-in-law, Francis Wolfe of Richland, Washington; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Martinez; her sister, Patricia Wilk and her brother, Michael Franckowiak.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell, with burial to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. There was also a Rosary held Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
The family has requested that condolences be sent to them online at www.thompsonfuneral.net, or to P.O. Box 807, Powell WY 82435.