RC Henry Martinez 1976 - 2018
RC was born on August 14, 1976 in Gallup, New Mexico and he passed away as a result of infection from extended illness on February 13, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Although RC was good team roper and participated around his local community, he was best know as a chute boss from the Grants New Mexico area. RC started at a very young age with a cattle crew that operated some of the largest ropings in the southwest, and had the contract at the USTRC finals on several occasions. His sense of humor was legendary, a natural comedian, his banter in the boxes will be missed.
He is survived by his Parents: Austin Martinez and Chloe "Murphy" Martinez of Haystack, New Mexico; Maternal Grandmother: Mary Betty Charley of Mariano Lake, New Mexico; Sisters: Crystal Martinez of Farmington, New Mexico, Colehe Mazon of Jamestown, New Mexico, Coleen Martinez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tasia Martinez of Haystack, New Mexico, Nicola Martinez of Gallup, New Mexico, Autumn Martinez and Teracita Martinez both of Haystack, New Mexico and Amanda Martinez of Gallup, New Mexico; Brothers: Darcey Charley of Luckachukai, Arizona, Dustin Martienz of The Dalles, Oregon, Shawn Platero of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Paddy Martinez of Haystack, New Mexico and Davin Garcia of Farmington, New Mexico.
Pallbearers were Steven Collins, Ron Arviso, Travis Platero, Ferlin Charley, Brian Sanchez, Francis Collins.