Stephanie Dian Martinez

Martinez-paperFuneral services for Stephanie Dian Martinez, 41, of Diboll, were held Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Robinson and Brother Kenny Hibbs officiating.  Interment followed in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery.
Stephanie was born November 23, 1971 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Saturday, July 13, 2013 in a Lufkin hospice facility.
Stephanie had worked for Temple-Inland for over 20 years and had resided in Diboll most of her life.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Diboll.  What mattered to Stephanie most was people – family, friends and neighbors.  She was a person who gave selflessly and tirelessly to those she loved, meeting their needs always, before personal needs.
Survivors include her parents, Dave, Jr. and Delorse Martinez of Diboll; brother and sister-in-law, Shaune and Kristie Martinez of Tyler; sister, Shelby Rice of Diboll; nieces, Halle Rice and Ruby Martinez; aunts and uncles, Maureen Hooper of Center, Bonnie Free and Larry Lawson, Charlene and Jackey Pigg, Georgia and Jimmy Marshburn, Wanda and David Curbow, all of Lufkin, Zelma and James Litzmann of Huntsville, and Barbara Martinez of Diboll; uncles and aunts, Durwood and Shirley Hooper of San Augustine, Hoyt and Jane Hooper of Doyline, Louisiana, Tim Hooper of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Richard and Pam Martinez of Lufkin; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her brother, Seth Dominic Martinez; grandparents, Dave, Sr. and Marina Martinez, Charlie and Ethel Hooper; and uncle, Steve Martinez.
Pallbearers will be Jarrad Grumbles, Jason Rodriguez, Charlie Free, Marty Pigg, Corey Pigg and James Craft.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904; to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904; or to the First Baptist Church of Diboll, P.O. Box 627, Diboll, Texas 75941.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be added at
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.