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Virginia Marcelina Martinez

Virginia Marcelina Martinez, American dietitian. License nutritionist Montana Board Medical Examiners; registered dietitian. Recipient Outstanding Presentation award University Minnesota, 1986; scholar Montana Public health Association, American Dietetic Association, Montana State University College Education, Mexico-American National Women's Association.


  • Martinez, Virginia Marcelina was born on June 2, 1942 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Maxcimo and Maria R. (Salas) Martinez.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Montana State University, 1990. Bachelor of Science, Montana State University, 1987.


    • Senior accounting clerk 1st Bank Bozeman, Montana, 1974-1980. Research assistant Montana State University, Bozeman, 1984-1990. Nutritionist County of Big Horn, Hardin, 1992-1995, Indian Health Svc./Crow Agency, 1995-1997.

      Dietitian Yellowstone, Billings, Montana, from 1996. Part-time instructor Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, Montana, since 1991. Part-time women, infants and children program director Northern Cheyenne Board of Health, Lame Deer, Montana, 1992-1996.

      With Deering Community Health Center, Billings.

    Major achievements

    • License nutritionist Montana Board Medical Examiners. Registered dietitian.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    With United States Navy, 1960-1963. Member American Dietetic Association, Public Health Nutrition Practice Group (MDA nominating committee 1997-1998).



    Skiing, weightlifting, dance, singing, handicrafts.


    • Married Jimmy Allen Tanhoff, November 15, 1967 (divorced December 1989).
    • father: Maxcimo Martinez
    • mother: Maria R. (Salas) Martinez
    • spouse: Jimmy Allen Tanhoff
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    Died December 8, 2001
    (aged 59)