Bobbye Jo Martinez, loving mother of IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., passed away on March 1, 2021.
She was with her sons and continues to be surrounded by the love, prayer and well wishes from family and friends. Bobbye Jo was a Christian and a mother, wife, sister, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother and much more to everyone she knew.
Bobbye Jo was an avid supporter of the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America. She was incredibly proud of her son Robert’s rise through the IAM and the union’s mission of fighting for working families.
An avid cook, Bobbye Jo always made Sunday family meals and cared for many children and families through her home day care. She worked through the week, nights and weekends to provide for her kids and grandkids.
“Myself and the Martinez family are so touched by all the thoughts and prayers that have come from our Machinists Union family,” said International President Martinez. “Thank you for helping us get through this difficult time as we grieve and remember the life of my mother. I will always remember your kindness and sympathy.”
Memorial donations may be made in Bobbye Jo’s memory to Guide Dogs of America.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at Mount Olivet Fort Worth (2301 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76111). Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10 at Good Shepherd (1000 Tinker Road, Colleyville, TX 76034) with graveside service to follow.