Juanita T. Pacheco, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for eight years and former resident of Espanola, New Mexico.
She was born August 21, 1934, in Colfax County, New Mexico; the daughter of Filadelfio Armijo and Rita Montoya.
Mrs. Pacheco attended schools in Springer, New Mexico.
She was married to the love of her life Esequiel Pacheco on July 6, 1954, in Mosquero, New Mexico; he preceded her in death on December 20, 2014.
She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren; crocheting; puzzle books; playing games; cooking and baking.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; six brothers, Leopoldo; Juan; Lawrence; Augustine; Fred; Andy; one sister who died in infancy; two granddaughters, Crystalann Gonzales and Nicole Pacheco.
Survivors include her two sons, Danny Pacheco and wife Bernadette of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico; Steve Pacheco and wife Patty of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two daughters, Connie Carrillo and husband Abel of Salt Lake City, Utah; Annette Martinez of Taylorsville, Utah; one brother, Joe Armijo of Springer, New Mexico; four sisters, Mary Chavez of Raton, New Mexico; Angie Chavez and husband Julio of Pueblo, Colorado; Julia Espinoza and husband Jerry of Cimarron, New Mexico; Gloria Martinez of Cimarron, New Mexico; eight grandchildren, Domingo and wife Kimberly; Julie Ann and husband Chris; Amanda and husband Timothy; Steve and wife Lupita; Nicholas and wife Chantell; Andrew and wife Tara; Naticia and William; Wendy Borjas; Elwood Hevewah; Elenna Pacheco; 25 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 6:00 pm at DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 12:30 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, NM. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.
The family of Juanita Pacheco has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477