Isaiah Martin Obituary, Death – Our Izzy, Isaiah Leon Olivarez-Martin, passed away in Caldwell, Texas, on June 17, 2023. Age-wise, he was just 15. Izzy was a kind young man who cared deeply about his family, neighbors, and schoolmates. Everyone who met Izzy, including his classmates, friends, and professors, fell madly in love with him. Until the day he died, Izzy continued to use the same pillow, blanket, plush duck, and his childhood bulldog, Leroy Brown, that he had used since he was a child. Izzy was a loner who liked fishing in theory. Izzy was his grandfather’s shadow about the house, always following behind Pappaw Craig except when he snuck off to gather roses from Grandma Candy’s rose bush.
Izzy hailed his father as “my hero” in an essay about inspirational people. He talks about his dad’s past as a rodeo star there. No matter how many times you get knocked down, you get back up,” his father supposedly instructed him. Izzy was about to make the transition from childhood to maturity when he was killed. When Izzy first met me, he weighed only 90 pounds, but he had a goal of “beefing up” so that he could play high school football. His old professors all agree that he was a model student who never broke the rules. Isaiah regularly attended services at both the New Heights Church in Bryan and the Abundant Life Tabernacle in Caldwell, where he was a member. When Izzy was in elementary school, he was an avid participant in soccer and baseball leagues in the Caldwell area.
It’s heartbreaking to think we’ll never get to know the guy Isaiah could have become. It breaks our hearts that the information we have been given about Isaiah’s death doesn’t match up with the guy we knew and loved for 15 years. Please extend your sympathy to us as we mourn the loss of our child.
Isaiah leaves behind his mother, Monique Eastep Olivarez, of Bryan; his father, Joshua Martin, of Caldwell (who was also his hero); his stepfather, Jesse Camarillo, of Bryan; his sisters, Alyssa Olivarez, Jerimiah Olivarez-Camarillo, and Isabella Martin; his grandfathers, Candace McMillan-Sneed and Craig Sneed, of Caldwell; his grandmothers, Mi