Noah Martinez


Noah Oliver Martinez, born June 7, 2023, in Ottumwa, IA, passed away on October 4, 2023, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Noah was the son of Makayla Laughlin Martinez and Andrew Martinez. He was a beloved little brother to Matthew and Aurora, who adored him immensely.

Noah’s maternal grandparents, Mark and Lori Laughlin, along with his fraternal grandparents, Becky and Justin Johnson, and Andrew Sr. and Rosa Martinez, held him dear in their hearts.

Noah found comfort in his mother’s touch and was calmed by his father’s voice. Noah loved playing alongside his siblings and being snuggled by anyone who was willing. He made everyone around him smile with his laughter and bubbly personality. Though his time here with us was short, Noah made an imprint on everyone who was fortunate enough to hold his hand, witness his smile, or just be in his presence.

A celebration of Noah’s life will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the KD Center in Eldon, IA. Friends may leave online condolences at

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