April 16, 1940 - October 8, 2021
Celia Martinez, 81, of Irving, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Baylor Hospital of Irving, surrounded by her family. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home, 500 E Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050 where Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday at 12 p.m. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, in Irving, TX in the Love Garden. Celia Anita Chapa was born on April 16, 1940, in Pleasanton, Texas to Elario and Juanita (Salinas) Chapa. She was raised and educated in Pleasanton. Following high school she worked as a Nurse's Aide with two doctors, in a privately owned hospital. She went on to attend Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Jourdanton, TX and earned her License of Vocational Nursing (LVN). Celia practiced nursing for about 30 years, then obtained her Real Estate License. Following real estate, she was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. On March 23, 1979, Celia was united in marriage to Pete (Pedro) Martinez. During a formal birthday celebration for Pete in November 2018, he surprised Celia by asking her to renew their vows with their loving children and extended family present. In addition to her great love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Celia's heart and greatest joy was her family. To some she was mom, sister, or grandma, but to many of us she was our beloved GG. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Pete of 42 years; siblings Lee (Eva) Chapa and Gloria (Gilbert) Carrasco; children Barbara (Lee) Furness, Gerald Chapa Sr. and Jeffery (Gil) Herrera; grandchildren Jessica (Paul) Bacarreza, Valerie (Tony) Garcia, Brandon (Lesley) Furness, Rebecca (Joshua) Urias, Sarah Furness, Joe (Vanessa) Furness, Gerald (Margaret) Chapa Jr., Brittany, Kaitlyn, Tristan, Emily, and Amy Herrera, and 20 beautiful great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Elario and Juanita Chapa, daughter Tammy Martinez, and siblings Joe Chapa, Antonia Stroman, Lupe Chapa, Jila Herrera, Catherine (Katy) Parker, and Mary Brown. Celia will forever hold a special place in our hearts, her love and the special memories we have of her will be forever cherished.
Celia Martinez, 81, of Irving, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Baylor Hospital of Irving, surrounded by her family. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home, 500 E Main Street, Grand... View Obituary & Service Information
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