Nick Andrew Martinez

September 17th, 1968June 28th, 2021

Nick Andrew Martinez was born on Tuesday, September 17th, 1968 to Laura V. and Joe E. Martinez Jr. in Del Norte, Colorado. He passed away on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at the age of 53 in Boulder, Colorado.

Nick lived in Lafayette for most of his youth. He attended Angevine Middle School and graduated from Centaurus High School. As an adult he lived in the Boulder area. Nick enjoyed cars, music, and had a great appreciation for Native American art and culture. He loved everyone and would do anything he could to help another person. He liked to spend time with the children in his neighborhood, repairing bikes and toys or giving them popsicles on hot days. Nick loved his family more than anything and shared many laughs and good times throughout his life with them. He will be dearly missed and remembered with love.

Nick is preceded in death by his father, Joe E. Martinez Jr. He is survived by his mother, Laura, his sisters, Roberta Martinez, Wanda Martinez, Monica Wilson, and Tammara Shank, all of Lafayette, CO; by his brothers-in-law, Leonard Wilson Sr. and Tom Shank. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Tony Riso, Leonard Wilson Jr., Angelo Shank, Jacob Shank, Isacc Shank, Priscilla Wilson, Stephanie Riso, Lacey Montez, Micheala Shank, Joseph Riso, and Victor Montez Jr.


Visitation will be held for Nick on Monday, July 12th from 5pm to 8pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary. A memorial service will be held in September, please return for details.




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Dear Martinez family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Nick will be missed. I've lived here for 21 years and have known Nick for a long time. Over the past year or a little more, my son and I had become better acquainted with him. He always had something to say and asked how we were doing. It was real nice chatting with him and we will miss him.