Cover photo for Juanita Sisneros's Obituary

Juanita Sisneros

d. December 15, 2023


It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Juanita Sisneros of Chamita, NM, on the morning of Friday December 15, 2023, at her home in Chamita after a long illness.


Juanita is preceded in death by her parents Olivama and Vianes Maestas, in-laws Marcos and Germana Sisneros, grandsons Andrew David Sisneros and Larry Martinez, great grandson Alex Christopher Sisneros IV, son in-law Joel Duran, special nephews Antonio Garcia and Rudy Maestas, brother-in-law Sam Garcia, sister-in-law Lucia Navarrete and many other relatives and friends may they rest in peace.


I guess you can say that Juanita was a jack of all trades.  From canning fruits and vegetables and meat, running after the cows with Alex and cutting meat and making Empanaditas and Bisochitos, volunteering and retiring from the Chamita Vol. Fire department alongside her son.  She loved teaching her grandson Alex III how to can meat, make Atole and Natillas. She got great pleasure in fighting and giving her daughter a hard time about her cooking skills. She prayed her rosary faithfully and had an undying love for the Lord.


Juanita is survived by her husband of 63 years Alex Sr. and her fur baby Oreo.  Her children Audrey Chata Sisneros and Alex Sisneros Jr. (Carol), grandchildren Amanda Sisneros, Alex and Robin Sisneros III. and Alexis, great grandchildren Austin Martinez, Nickole Michaela Sisneros and Alex Nicholas Sisneros IV., and 3 sisters.  Also including many godchildren, nieces and nephews and many adopted grandchildren   


A public visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 5:00 pm in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home and a rosary to follow at 6:00 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday December 27, 2023, at 12:30 pm at the San Juan the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh. Burial will follow at the San Pedro Cemetery in Chamita. 


Those carrying Juanita to her resting place will be:

Alex Sisneros III, Austin Martinez, Dennis Padilla, Herman Dicky Sisneros, Andres Munoz, Hugo Munoz and Mario Munoz


Honorary Pallbearers

Kristal Munoz, Juanita Manzanares, Christina Sisneros, Berlin and Lucas Cordova, Joe Mike Mascarenas, Joseph Lopez, her special Nurse and Healthcare aide Lilliana Martinez and Rosie Lozano, her grandchildren, adopted grandchildren and godchildren.


The family of Juanita Sisneros has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477




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