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Alice Lucille ((Ort Manley)) Martinez

Born: Mon., Mar. 13, 1961
Died: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Location: Monson Community Church


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Alice "Lucy" Martinez, 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home in South Bend, IN.

Lucy was born on March 13, 1961 to Harry E. Ort (Vandalia, MI) and Pearlene (Melton Ort) Johnson (deceased 2013) in Mishawaka, IN.

Lucy graduated a year early from Riley High School, South Bend, IN, in 1978. She then attended Bethel College until 1979.

Lucy married Jeffrey Manley (deceased 2010) on October 6, 1979. She gave birth to Shilah Diane (Manley) Semple (Osceola, IN) on October 8, 1980 and Isaiah Abraham Manley (deceased 1987) on March 16, 1982. Lucy was divorced and then married Alfred "Marty" Martinez (Deceased 2013) of South Bend, IN on November 18, 2010.

Lucy has 3 grandchildren by Shilah: Tyler Daniel Semple (2001), Gage Ian Semple (2003), and Ashton Connor Brewer (2009) (Osceola & South Bend, IN). Daniel P. Semple, South Bend, IN, is the father of Tyler and Gage, Dustin C. Brewer, South Bend, IN, is the father of Ashton. Lucy also has an older sister, Janet E. (Ort) Hanson (1956) of South Bend, IN.

Lucy avidly volunteered her time and gave whatever she could to local churches and charities. She was notorious for bringing food and supplies to ones she saw in need no matter the challenges ahead. Lucy spent years as the "Gravy Master" for The Turkey Supper at Monson Community Church in South Bend, IN. Lucy was always making plans to get involved in aiding others and to bring vibrant energy into people's lives.

Lucy spent a lot of time focusing on and being with her daughter and grandchildren who she said were her whole world! Lucy had a green thumb and admired her flowers and garden. She loved to watch beauty in nature come to life which pushed her to write poetry and create beautiful art. She was always decorating to celebrate the next life event to make things more special!

Lucy's Celebration of Life Service is being held at Monson Community Church by Pam Paluszewski located at 24179 St. Rd. 2, South Bend, IN 46619 on August 14, 2017 at 11am (EST).

Memorial contributions in honor of Lucy may be made to the family in the care of Hanley & Sons Funeral Home, 23421 St. Rd. 23, South Bend, IN 46614.

The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Lucy’s family.

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Debra
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
We at Kroger will miss her smiling face. I personally will miss our Dr. Who conversations....

Suzanne& Jason Lambert
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Lucy was a beautiful person, Shi, and we enjoyed the time we spent with her. I'm so sorry, she couldn't stay longer. She loves you and the boys with everything she is, and I know you will be together again. Let us know if you need anything. We will see you at the celebration of life. You are already missed Lucy.

Beth krom
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Lucy will always have a place in my heart , and will be greatly missed. I went to school with her and also worked with her at ironwood health. She was a inspiration too many . Her smile, and humor,making people laugh, was amazing. Always there for a friend and stranger in need. But most of all she loved her daughter, and grandchildren. And now she will finally soar with her baby boy . Rest in peace my dear, until we meet again. Prayers to those you left behind may they all find peace knowing you are watching over them all.

Tony & Dianne Scazafavo
   Posted Sun August 13, 2017
To our extended South Bend family, we send our deepest sympathy, you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Jill ( Cline) Weed
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. Lucy and I were in band together and both played clarinet. Lucy was a very kind friend and always smiled. Lucy and I had our children around the same time in our lives so we sharred heart felt stories about how much we loved our children. I will truly miss my friend . RIP my friend . Peace to your family. Jill Cline

gloria stickley
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Rest in Heaven with your little boy. Another angel has gained her wings. Taken too soon form us but never forgotten. Fun times in band. Prayers for your family.

Alicia D.
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Condolences to Lucy's family. I hope you can find comfort in the promise at John 5:28, 29 – “Do not be amazed at this…all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.” We can look forward to being reunited with our loved ones in peaceful and happy conditions on earth. (Psalms 37:11, 29).

Leslie Myers
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. We went to school together, and I always enjoyed talking to and hanging out with Lucy. I remember seeing her at the Riley class reunion several years ago, and reminiscing about our school days. She will be missed!

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