Carlos Olvidomartinez, 76, a long-time Layton resident, passed away of natural causes at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Born Carlos Olvido Martinez on December 6, 1946 in Palau, Coahuila, Mexico, to Carolina Ayala Guardiola and Jose Homero Martinez, Carlos became a naturalized citizen of the United States and served honorably both in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served in law enforcement as a Bexar county sheriff's officer, prior to becoming a civil servant for the U.S air force before relocating in Utah with his job at Hill Air Force Base, from which he recently retired as a Program Manager.
Carlos was married to Angelina Morante in San Antonio. They had three children and were later divorced. He was then married to Maria M. and they divorced. He met and married Won Young Yoo Hwang, and they had a son, and were later divorced. Carlos was a hard worker, an American Patriot, and very much enjoyed his close friends and co-workers at HAFB.
His hobbies include gardening, indulging in the arts of cinema, carpentry, mechanics, reading, camping, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.
He will be remembered most for his uplifting and humorous demeanor, his kind and generous soul, his encouragement to pursue higher knowledge and betterment of his family’s quality of life. His devotion to his mother/father, brothers, sisters, his children and grandchildren and many other family and loved ones.
Carlos is survived by his eldest daughter , Valerie (Derek) Martinez-Gonzales of Sommerset, Texas; son, Adrian J. Martinez, San Antonio, TX; daughter, Desiree (Justin) Baker, Schertz, TX; and by son, KarlYoung J. Olvidomartinez, Layton, UT; Seven grandchildren; and by his siblings Dora Sylivia Forcucci, Linda Violeta Martinez-Fuentes.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by Santa Nora Claudina Muehlenhapt, Edgar Claudio Martinez, Sergio Homero Martinez. Hector Martinez.
Friends may visit family Friday , February 17, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary,1867 N Fairfield Rd., Layton. Utah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in San Antonio, Texas and Carlos will be laid to rest with his mother at San Fernando Cemetery II on Monday, February 27.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Layton City Police Department for their kindness and the office and staff of Dr. Gary J. Alexander, MC, for their services in caring for Carlos Olvidomartinez.