Helen De la Fuente Martinez

Helen De la Fuente Martinez

Helen De la Fuente Martinez, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend entered into eternal rest on October 5th, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her mother Adelina De la Fuente and her father Francisco De la Fuente; her two brothers Raul Montemayor and Ramon Montemayor; and one sister Raquel Montemayor de Mendoza.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Juan Martinez; and her three daughters Amanda (John) Wise, Chelsea (Arnoldo) Herrera, and Bianca Martinez; and her two sisters Dalia Richard and Rosalva Cantu; and her brother Martin R. Montemayor; and her five grandchildren, Noah Martinez, Nicole Flores, Elijah and Paloma Wise, and Emilio Herrera; and many other loving cousins, aunts, and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Helen was a proud alumna of Incarnate Word Academy in Houston. She had a close bond with her classmates and looked forward to their yearly reunions. She was a beloved member of the Brownsville community. She was involved in the Junior League, the Brownsville Medical Alliance, and helped consult for the first ever Holiday Village. She used many of her own antiques to add her special touch to the houses. She was very active in the lives of her daughters and grandchildren, traveling often to San Antonio and Houston to see her loved ones. She had a love for antiques, shopping, dancing, and squirrels. She was married to her loving spouse Juan for 42 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Helen on Sunday October 8th. The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Celebration of life service will commence at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or the Laguna Madre Humane Society.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485 To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mrs. Helen De la Fuente Martinez, please visit Didi’s Flower Shop at Sunset Memorial, place your order online at https://didisflowershop.com/shop or call (956) 572-3872


  • Dian Artiaga Posted October 6, 2023 1:01 pm

    Helen, you were one of a kind! You were caring, giving, and always made those around you so welcome and comfortable! You will be missed dearly and you will live in my memories and heart for ever. You were authentic. You always called it the way you saw it. No ifs or buts! You cannot be duplicated because you were unique. I carry you in my thoughts forever. Rest In Peace my dear cousin. Until we meet again. I love you.

  • Marla Kiser Posted October 6, 2023 6:20 pm

    I have heard wonderful things from Bianca about her mother and father. I never got to meet them but my son is dating Bionca.. I know how much she was loved by her family and friends. She will be surely missed. Bionca is a blessing for my son and I’m so glad they met.

  • Marla Kiser Posted October 6, 2023 6:38 pm

    I met Bianca she is dating my son Russell she has been a blessing. I know how much she loves her family and devoted she is to her mother in passing. I can see how much her mother was loved by family and friends. I wish I could have met her she sounds like a wonderful woman. I know Bianca thinks so. The Lord be with you all in this time.

  • Adriana Zárate Rdz Posted October 7, 2023 12:49 am

    Tia Helen siempre te recordaremos con mucho cariño descansa en paz. Atentamente familia Zárate Rodríguez

  • Judi (J, Rod) Rodriguez Posted October 7, 2023 9:13 am

    To the Martinez family,
    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. We have lost a wonderful lady – a person
    so real and so smart. Her friendship was special to both of us and the memories
    will remain forever. Having her in our lives made us all better people. May she
    rest in peace and continue to watch over us. Judi and Val.

  • Ester Gutierrez Posted October 7, 2023 10:06 am

    My deepest condolences to all your family, my cousins for this great loss. She was such a loving soul and I am grateful I got to meet her. If there is anything you need, just ask.????????????????????????

  • Russell Kiser Posted October 8, 2023 7:00 am

    I was honored and so glad I got to meet Helen in the past year to have a better understanding of my love Bianca. I am glad she got to see me, talk to me, at least partially get to know me and know that Bianca will be cared for and loved. She will be missed. Russell

  • Melba Garza Posted October 10, 2023 12:43 pm

    Sincerest sympathies to the Martinez family. I was a classmate of your loved one at Incarnate Word Academy. Helen was a beautiful and kind person . I had the pleasure of seeing her at our last gift exchange party. God bless and comfort you all at this difficult time.

    Melba Pantoja Garza.

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