June 18, 2024

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Damon C. Martinez : July 23, 1970 – January 16, 2023 ~~ “He was very dedicated to his family…”

Damon C. Martinez passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Reno. He was 52.

Damon was born in Schurz, Nevada in 1970, to George and Catherine Martinez. He was a member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. He attended Schurz Elementary School, and then Mineral County High School, where he graduated in 1989. After high school, Damon attended Nevada Job Corps, where he learned trade skills.

Damon worked many jobs throughout the years, from equipment operator, truck driver, and laborer. He also worked for Thundercloud Fireworks for many fireworks seasons. He was very dedicated to his family, and served as the primary caregiver for his parents in their later years of life on the family ranch.

Damon was a loving uncle and brother. He always supported all of his nieces and nephews in whatever they did. Damon loved music. He enjoyed attending live concerts whenever he could. He was an expert in all types of fireworks, and enjoyed putting on fireworks shows for family and friends.

Damon is survived by his sisters, Marlene (Roy) Begay, and Elveda Martinez, his brother George Martinez of Schurz, Nevada, and the light of his life, Brenda Young of Susanville, California, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Schurz Tribal Gym in Schurz, Nevada.  Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at www.FRFH.net

Arrangements are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Hwy 208 Yerington, Nevada 89447 (775) 463-2911