Joyce Martinez

Joyce Martinez, 82 of Laramie, Wyoming died July 22 in Cheyenne. She was born in Chama, Colorado to Felix and Uvalda (Martinez) Vialpando on March 26, 1940. She married Alfonzo Martinez on February 22, 1958, in Mora, New Mexico.

 Joyce was a home and school coordinator for Albany County School District #1 for 37 years. Outside of work she was the first female baseball coach for the 1971 Laramie youth minor baseball league. She centered her life around her family with such pride, and never stopped helping people. She loved being in the mountains, cooking, watching soap operas, and no one would say no to her tortillas.

She gave her time to her faith through St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church as a member of the Women of the Lady Guadalupe. She was also part of the Breast Cancer Coalition.

 She is preceded in death by her husband Alfonzo, sister Mercedes, and her parents.

 She is survived by her children Duane (Lindsay) and Jamie (Kristin) Martinez of Cheyenne; grandchildren Shannon, Desirae, Jordan, Wyatt, Krissy (Shane), Aleana (Jake), Ciara, and Jacob; several great grandchildren.siblings Esther Mellizo, June Moore, Arnold Vialpando; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Rosary will be held at 6pm Friday August 5th, 2022, at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10am Saturday August 6th at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church.

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Condolences (17)

  • Todd Cornish

    Deepest condolences. Joyce was so very nice and both she and Al were good neighbors and good people. To lose both of them in a short time must be difficult. I will miss them both.

  • Bob Waddell II

    Sorry for your Loss Duane and family, prayers with you all - Bob Waddell II

  • Cheryl Rodgers

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I adored Joyce so very much and I will miss her greatly! My heart goes out to you all. I know how much she missed Alfonzo and how happy she must be to be with him again. You will all be in my prayers and Joyce will remain in my heart.

  • Jeff and Veronica Giustino

    Rest in peace Joyce we will miss you.

  • Steph Bowman

    We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Joyce was a wonderful person! Steph and Mike Bowman

  • Ryan Fulton

    Joyce was such a valuable member of our school team, helping thousands of students and families. I remember her fondly, with admiration! Ryan Fulton

  • Anabell Gonzales Wurth and family

    Our condolences to the Martinez and Vialpando families. May your sadness be covered by the joy of knowing that Joyce is now with God and will live forever in her heavenly home.

  • DuWayne and Katherine Keeney

    Duane, sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother.

  • Rafael Andrade

    Rip, my condolences to the family.

  • Anonymous

    We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Joyce was a wonderful person! Steph and Mike Bowman

  • Dustin & Natalie Young

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Tina Sanchez

    Our thoughts go out to you all. She will be missed by many. Dave and Tina Sanchez

  • Sophia

    Oh so sorry, she was an incredible sweet lady. Angel hugs..

  • Rick F De Herrera

    Duane, I am sorry about the passing of your mom. I knew your grandma Uvalda, she was always very nice to me. I didn't know that your mom was her daughter until Arnold told me she was his sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rev.21:1-4.

  • J R Sandoval

    My thoughts go out to Joyce's children and their families. She was special and her life was well-lived. My sister Isabelle joins me in extending special thoughts about Joyce and the legacy she leaves to our friends and neighbors from a lifetime ago, her sisters June and Esther, and her brother Arnold.

  • Carolina Carter

    My deepest condolences to all who loved Joyce. She was a warm, loving, guiding light in my life. I was so blessed to have her grace my life.

  • Holly Mears Cordary

    I am thinking of your family during a difficult time of your loss. She will be remembered for her fierce support for education and her different interests. She will be missed by her family and friends. Sympathy and prayers for her family.


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