Obituary – Alonzo Saenz, Jr. (1940-2021)


Alonzo Saenz, Jr., 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on July 28, 2021, in Fort Smith. He was born July 5, 1940, in Parlier, California to the late Alonzo Sr., and Conception (Nunez) Saenz.

Alonzo was a veteran who served in the United States Navy for almost 4 years. Alonzo was always a busy man, he worked in his garden and enjoyed working his land on his tractor. He also enjoyed going big game hunting with his son Eric.

Alonzo is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sandra Saenz of the home, three sons; Bryan Saenz of Modesto, CA, Eric Saenz and wife Margaret, Raul Saenz and wife Tina of Waldron, AR, one step-daughter Julie Hesterlee of Ava, MO, three grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and by one brother David Saenz of San Francisco, CA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Raul Saenz and one sister Dede Saenz.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. August 2, 2021, at Fort Smith National Cemetery with Rev. Greg Shively officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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