EL PASO, TX — Early Monday morning, the funeral for El Paso native and father of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Jacobo "Jake" Martinez was held at St. Raphael Parish.
Jake Martinez died last week at the age of 80 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Martinez was a Marine and Korean War veteran. But he is probably best known as a the three time golden gloves winning boxer who spent many of his later years mentoring young fighters.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez had no comment regarding her father's passing.