Stephanie Michelle Martinez, 33, entered into rest on August 19, 2014, in Lathrop, California. She was born on June 19, 1981, in Hayward. She joins her brother, Danny Martinez in heaven.
Stephanie is survived by her loving family; mother, Dianne Detrick, father and step-mother, Seppy and Anna Martinez, son Izik Martinez, and siblings; Jason and Richard Martinez, Alicia (husband James) Noonkester, and David Bayless.
Stephanie lived in Manteca for the past year, reconnecting with family and friends. She was previously from the Sacramento area and grew up in Fremont, where she graduated from Kennedy High. Stephanie was always a “go-getter,” working two jobs, at Applebee’s as a waitress, and as a cosmetologist at Willows Salon, in Roseville. Her passion was high fashion and design. She loved the finer things in life. She was a talented artist, always exploring possibilities of an empty canvas. She loved the quietness of the water and the elegance of a sunset. She truly enjoyed everything in life, dancing, music, shopping, friendships, loving fully, and laughing often. Her health was important and she was dedicated to her daily gym visits and nutrition. Stephanie’s one true love was her son, Izik. She loved him unconditionally. She will be remembered for her big bubbly personality, her ability to love deeply, and her drive to live life to the fullest. She will be missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to be serving the Martinez family. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 12 p.m., at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca. An online guest book is available at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, August 22, 2014