Martin Puente, Sr.

Martin Puente, Sr., a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:50 P.M., in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 14 days.

Martin was born November 11, 1926, the son of Arnulfo Puente and Saragosa Vasquez Puente. He attended Kenedy Schools and was a very skilled carpenter. On September 29, 1946, Martin married Eleanor Padron in Kenedy, Texas.  

Martin is survived by his daughter, Rosa Linda Graham and husband Donald of Houston and Gloria Dow and husband Bill of Montgomery; his son, Martin Puente, Jr., and wife Suzzanne of New Braunfels; his sisters, Fannie Lopez, Tila Solis and husband Ralph and Maria Elizondo and his brother, Gilbert Puente and wife Gloria. Martin is also survived by his grandchildren and his 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Padron is preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Eleanor Padron Puente, his parents and 4 brothers.

Visiation was held, Sunday, April 28, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel and a rosary was recited, Sunday at 7:00 P.M., in the chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated, 11:00 A.M., Monday, 29, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Leon Rubaj officiating. Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Martin’s grandchildren, Orlando Gonzales, Raquel Gonzales, Kelly Puente, Amy Puente, Esteban Puente, Teresa Blancas and David Graham. Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Gilbert Puente and Leo Rodriguez.