Epifanio J. Martinez, 93, of Prosser, entered into rest on November 10, 2017 at Prosser Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 24, 1924 in Lohn, Texas to Joel and Amelia (Juarez) Martinez. In the early 1940’s the family moved to Prosser. Epifanio married Francisca Moreno on May 28, 1951 in Prosser and the couple raised four children. He was a farmworker all of his life until his retirement. Epifanio was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed studying the bible and believed devoutly in the resurrection. As a strong believer he influenced many people.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Francisca Martinez of Prosser; four children, Frances (Tim) Bardessono of Prosser, Ernesto Martinez of the Tri-Cities, Fabiola (Mike) Ouderkirk of Pasco and Flora (Bud) Hamilton of Prosser; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
At his request, no services will be held. His cremated remains will be placed in the columbarium at Prosser Cemetery. You may leave a message for the family at www.Prosserfuneralhome.com