Corinne Martinez Obituary

Corinne Marie Martinez
Corinne Marie Martinez

July 8, 1942 - October 15, 2020
Born in Silverton, Oregon
Resided in La Pine, Oregon


Corinne M. Martinez
1942- 2020
Corinne M. Martinez of La Pine, Oregon died Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Hospice House in Bend. She was 78.
Corinne Martinez was born July 08, 1942, in Silverton, Oregon, the daughter of Gerald “Jerry” and Angela Connor. She was married on July 02, 1960, in St. Paul, Oregon, to Gilbert “Gil” Martinez. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in July of 2010. From humble beginnings when Gil picked strawberries and cotton, bucked potatoes and worked in the hop fields, where they first met, she was right by his side every step of the way to help make ends meet. She then went on to work other jobs in St. Paul to help support her family. Then became the first female bookkeeper for the Les Schwab Tire Center Company. After many years, Gil and Corinne saw the opportunity to serve the communities in and around La Pine by purchasing La Pine Disposal, which later became Wilderness Garbage and Recycling Service. Which Corinne continued to run after Gil’s passing in 2011.
Survivors include her son; Stu Martinez of La Pine, Oregon; daughter, Shelly (husband Collin) Sanders of Gig Harbor, Washington; brother, Dan Connor of St. Paul, Oregon; and 2 “grand-puppies”.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11am via livestream. Visit, scroll to the bottom of the webpage, click on the Facebook logo, this will take you to the Faith Lutheran Church Facebook page, where you will be able to view the Celebration of Life via livestream.




Funeral Home
Baird Memorial Chapel
16468 Finley Butte Rd.
La Pine, OR US 97739


Partners In Care Hospice
2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, OR 97701
We provide patient-centered care that honors the dignity and needs of those we serve. We sustain an organization that enriches the lives of our patients, families, team and community.
CAN Cancer
2500 NE Neff Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
CAN Cancer is a local appeal to provide community assistance to cover non-medical living expenses for Central Oregonians fighting all forms of cancer.