Formerly of Taos, passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of
81. Stella was born April 10, 1935. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred R. Kallenbach, parents, Maurilio and Alicia O. Martinez and her brother, Marty Martinez and sister, Linda Mossman.
She is survived by her siblings Eliu Martinez of Albuquerque, Phoebe Sandoval
of Santa Fe, Evangeline Mondragon of Rio Rancho, Leonides Martinez and wife
Frances of Taos, Anita Ruybal of Taos, Julie Miera and husband LeRoy of Taos, Teddye McLauchlin of Las Cruces, Sylvia Medina and husband Rick of Santa Fe, and Patricia Smith and husband Michael of Albuquerque, as well as numerous
nephews and nieces.
Stella worked at White Sands Elementary School and retired from Las Cruces Public Schools. She was a private and peaceful person and will be remembered by her family as a smart and beautiful woman who loved her family and who was especially close to her parents. She will be dearly missed.
A memorial service is pending and will be announced at a later date.