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Elizabeth Linnette Martinez, 48, of Columbia City, passed away suddenly at her residence at 1:14 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
She was born in Fort Wayne Aug. 21, 1965.
She was the daughter of Willis DeWayne â€śBillâ€ť and Viola May (Wood) Bosserman.
Liz spent her lifetime in Columbia City graduating with the Class of 1983 from Columbia City High School. She attended cosmetology training and received a Nail Tech certificate.
She married Jose Martinez on March 11, 1995 in Las Vegas. She was a former cook at 11th Frame Restaurant and a nail tech at Color Me Tan and Fabulous Hair & Nail, both of Columbia City. She had a deep passion for Indian history and enjoyed reading.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 18 years, Jose Martinez; mother, Viola Bosserman of Columbia City; son, Joshawa Lee Nicholson of Columbia City; stepchildren, Ricky Augustine Martinez of Columbia City, April Renee Palma and Bridgett Holland both of New Braunfels, Texas; sister, Renee L. (Kelly) Keller of Hubertus, Wisc.; brother, William â€śBillyâ€ť J. Bosserman of Columbia City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Willis D. Bosserman and step-children, Fabian Martinez and Tasha Farber.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Her funeral service will be at 7 p.m. immediately following visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given in her memory to the donorâ€™s choice.
For additional information and to sign her guest register on line, log onto www.demoneygrimes.com.