Ninfa Martinez

Apr. 2, 1939 - Jul. 10, 2021

Date of Service: Jul. 16, 2021

BURLEY – Ninfa Martinez, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.

She was born April 2, 1939, in D’Hanis, Texas, to Jacinto and Sapopa Rodriguez. She worked at Kelley Bean and Minidoka Memorial Hospital for many years. Ninfa lived life to the fullest through her favorite hobbies: spending time with family, flower gardening, going to casinos, ceramics, sewing, shopping, and watching her favorite novelas. Ninfa had the biggest heart and found a way to make everyone feel loved with her special touch. Ninfa will always be remembered as a selfless, strong, and loving mother who always had a smile even when times were tough. She had a quiet strength. She was very proud of each one of her children and grandchildren.

Ninfa is survived by her children, Adam (Joy) Vega, Lydia (James) Wilkes, Rafael Jr. (Shelley) Martinez, Corina (Troy) Christensen, and Olivia Martinez; and her 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Albert; parents, Jacinto and Sapopa Rodriguez; her brothers, Jesus and Jacinto; sisters, Lupe, Eva, Maria, and Nacha; and her grandson, Anthony.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Ninfa touched are invited to Grace Community Church, 100 North Meridian Road, in Rupert, Idaho, at 11 a.m. on July 16, 2021, to remember and celebrate Ninfa’s life. Family and friends will be welcomed for a visitation one hour prior to the service, at 10 a.m.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.