Stella M. Martinez, age 72 of Temple passed away on the afternoon of January 9, 2021 in a local hospital. She was born on the 4th day of September 1948 in Temple to Daniel Erevia and Rosa (Gutierrez) Maldonado.
Stella was a lifelong resident of Temple. She worked for Wal-Mart for 20 years before her retirement. In her spare time, she loved to sew, knit and crochet as well as make tamales and cook for her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Rosa Maldonado and her daughter Deborah S. Cortez.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Anita I. Ortiz of Temple and five grandchildren.
Private services will be held at a later date. Hewett-Arney Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.