Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 17, 2013
Christopher Anthony Martinez-Fulton

Obit Christopher MartinezChristopher was given his wings on Jan. 12. His mother brought him into this world on July 25, 1983 and she held him as he spread these wings to fly home at 5:25 p.m. His wife also held him as he was surrounded by his family. He was born in Las Cruces, N.M., and moved to Utah in 1985. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He attended Marlon Hills Elementary, South Ogden Junior High School, T.H. Bell Junior High School and Bonneville High School. He did receive his high school diploma. He also attended Western New Mexico University where his grandmother is a professor. He later attended the University of Phoenix. Christopher married his guardian angel, April Dawn Gibilterra, on Nov. 11, 2009. They have a daughter, Gracee Raquel Martinez-Fulton, born on May 10, 2008 who was his greatest gift and experience. Gracee was his reason to breathe, care and love — his “CeCe.” He played baseball through junior high school but his true passion was for basketball. He started playing Junior Jazz in the first grade, continued playing in competition leagues and continued to step onto the court throughout his life. Music was like the air he breathed. He was excited to start working at the age of 14 at Pretzel Maker, but was elated to turn 16 so he could work for Foot Locker. Sales was his forte. He was driven by his work for Pinnacle Security and APX Alarm Security Solutions. Through his profession he was able to travel to California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Tennessee. Christopher is survived by his wife April Dawn Martinez, daughter Gracee Raquel Martinez-Fulton, mother Deanna R. Scadden, fathers Ben D. Fulton, Jr., Chris Jo Martinez and Chris K. Scadden, in-laws Pam and Don Mallet, sisters Jasmine Marie Fulton (they were each other’s lifeline) and Kayla Fayth Fulton, brother Nathaniel Fulton, grandparents Patricia M. Cano, Ben D. and Lucille Fulton Sr., Lela and Lonnie Sanders and James and Helen Scadden, great-grandmothers Mary Hamblin and Louise Barba, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who were all so very special and dear to him. He shared a very special relationship with his Uncle Vince and Aunt Lark. Thank you Uncle OB for staying with me through the end. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Hector L. Cano, grandmother Ruby Espinoza Candia, one of his best friends since elementary school Mitch Nelson, and his very special cousin Trey Ashton Martinez. Christopher was blessed with the greatest gift of all: love. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. If Christopher saw you, you were his friend for life. If you needed him, he would be there. We will always remember and love you, Christopher. Always in our hearts, never to be forgotten. Funeral Mass will be held Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 South, Ogden. Friends may visit with family on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. and a video presentation to follow at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Send condolences to the family at

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