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Rhonda Rodae Martinez

March 30, 1964 January 11, 2018
Rhonda Rodae Martinez
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Obituary for Rhonda Rodae Martinez

Rhonda Rodae Martinez, 54, of Guadalupe, CA passed away on January 11, 2018. Rhonda was born in Alamosa, Colorado on March 30, 1963. She moved with her family to Guadalupe in 1970, when she was 7 years old. Rhonda attended elementary and Junior High Schools in Guadalupe, and Righetti High School in Santa Maria.
She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend. Rhonda had a passion for music, playing the saxophone in the marching band and always had her favorite cd’s close by. She loved good food and always looked forward to enjoying a good meal with family and friends.
She is survived by her mother Delsy Manuel: her five children, Stephanie Valdez, Rose Valdez, Elissa Valdez, Carlos Valdez and Mya; five grandchildren; five sisters, Leonarda Torres, Roberta Martinez, Sofie Martinez, Sandra Martinez and Mary Martinez; and three brothers Michael Archuleta, Leonardo Manuel II and Raelaun Manuel.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her father Leonardo Manuel and paternal father Jimmy Martinez; and lifelong partner Carlos Valdez.
A memorial celebration of Rhonda’s life will be held Saturday, January, 20 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Dudley- Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria. A reception will immediately follow at the American Legion Hall in Guadalupe.

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