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Karolyn Martinez

November 29, 1956 — February 3, 2018

Karolyn Martinez


Karolyn Kolb Martinez, 61, of Kerrville, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on February 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Karolyn was born in San Antonio on November 29, 1956 to Robert H. and Mary A. Kolb.

Karolyn was a Registered Nurse for 32 years, providing compassionate and Christ-centered care to thousands of patients over the years. Graduating with her ADN from San Antonio College, and her BSN from South University, the majority of her career was as an Emergency Department nurse and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Most recently she worked at Peterson Medical Associates. Her children are honoring her legacy of caring by each pursuing nursing and healthcare related fields.

Karolyn loved gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was a jane-of-all-trades, from helping rebuild her own car engine to refinishing many of the antiques for her home. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Karolyn is survived by her loving husband, Ricardo Almazan Martinez, to whom she was married for over 30 years. She is also survived by her three children, Lisa (Jason) Price of Victoria, Kallie (Justin) Rubio of Kerrville, and Carlo Kolb Martinez of Kerrville; her father, Robert H. Kolb of Floresville; sisters Kathy Shorter of Hockley and Karen Birt of Boerne; brother Robert A. Kolb of Burnet; grandchildren Katelyn Price and Ryan Price; her loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by infant son Samuel M. Dunaway, mother Mary A. Kolb, sister-in-law, Dena Kolb, and father and mother-in-law Guadalupe and Dominga Martinez.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Kerrville, Texas from 5pm-8pm.

Funeral services to be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett St., Kerrville, Texas, 78028, on Friday, February 9, 2017 at 11am, followed by burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery at 1517 TX-16, Kerrville, Texas.

Pall bearers will include Carlo Martinez (son), Justin Rubio (son-in-law), Jason Price (son-in-law), Ryan Price (grandson), Dave Williams (friend), and Chris Elg (friend). The honorary pall bearers are Alex Ramirez (nephew), Doug Kunze (friend), Debbie Neel-Milczewski (lifelong best friend).

To honor Karolyn's life, the family intends to establish ''The Karolyn Kolb Martinez Excellence in Nursing'' scholarship to be awarded to students who are pursuing careers in nursing. Information regarding contributions to the fund will be available in the upcoming months.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home.
(830) 895-5111


Visitation Schedule

Visitation
Zion Lutheran Church
624 Barnett St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5-8 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
Zion Lutheran Church
624 Barnett St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Friday, February 9, 2018
11 AM
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Burial Schedule

Garden of Memories
3250 Fredericksburg Road
Kerrville, TX  78028
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