Arthur Jesus Vera-Martinez
Arthur Jesus Vera-Martinez, 74, of Lompoc, California, passed away of natural causes on September 14, 2018. Arthur was born in Santa Barbara, CA, October 1, 1943 to Jesus and Ana Vera-Martinez. Arthur graduated from Santa Barbara High School and joined the United States Army shortly after, serving for 20 years with the 101st Airborne Infantry, overseas during the Vietnam War.
Arthur left behind his four children; Michelle (Gil) Torres; Jesus Vera-Martinez; Evan (Kristi) Vera-Martinez; and Via Maine. He loved and cherished his six grandchildren; Max (5); Jayla (1); Mila (5), Abigale (3); Konnor (11) and Alyson (7). He was the youngest of four children, leaving behind two brothers and a sister; Alex Bravo, Joseph Vera-Martinez and Alice Lopez, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Arthur was loved by all and a friend to many. He was never without a smile on his face, or a dance in his step, he knew just how to brighten anybody’s day with his signature, “Hey man”. He loved his children and grandchildren most and will forever be missed, loved, and never forgotten.
Services will be held January 19, 2019 11:00am – 2:00pm at Elings Park located at 1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please help support a non-profit Veterans Charity in Arthur’s name.