Susana Martinez's father loses battle to Alzheimer's

Susana Martinez's father loses battle to Alzheimer's
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POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 5:28pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 5:41pm

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's father has lost a long battle to Alzheimer's disease, according to a spokesperson for Martinez's office. 

Jacobo "Jake" Martinez, seen here with his daughter at her campaign victory in Las Cruces, died Monday afternoon, he was 80 years-old.

Jacobo served as a deputy sheriff in El Paso County and was a Korean War veteran. 

The governor asks that any donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers.

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