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Lourdes Maestas

d. November 19, 2021

Lourdes G. Maestas 95. It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother, Lourdes G. Maestas, 95-1/2 yrs. old, a resident of Espanola, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on Friday, November 19, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Jake Maestas; parents, Antonio Jose and Piedad Garcia; brothers, Adan, Gregorio, Ramon, and Manuel Garcia, and sister, Ofelia Manzanares.

Lourdes was a woman of deep devotion and a steadfast faith who dedicated her life to serving others, her husband, children, and her church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.  For many years she served as a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Society, Blessed Sacrament Adoration, Altar Society, Coro de la Sagrada Familia, and many other services as needed by her church, family, and friends. And we will see her again in Heaven!  She is survived by her seven children, Mary (Ignacio) Lucero, Jose(J) (Mary) Maestas, Marie (Tim) Miller, Cindy (Michael) Quintana, Joseph (Pamela) Maestas, Nadine (David) Chavez, Gloria (Alex) Clayton, adopted daughter Antonia Sandoval; grandchildren, Yvette (Thomas), Aaron (Donna), Michelle (Raymond), Justin Michael (April), Michael (Jessica), Stephanie (Garth), Jaylene, Nathan, Grace, Brittni, Justin Andrew, Amanda, and Alicia (Estevan);  great-grandchildren, Dionicio, Ethan, Hannah, Alejandro, Diego, Liam, Brayden, Isaiah, Charlotte, Colton, Kinsey, and many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church on Thursday, December 16 at 11:30 a.m., followed by the celebration of a Mass of Christian burial at 12:00 noon.  Burial will be on December 17, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving the family as pallbearers:  Aaron, Justin Michael, Nathan, Michael, Justin Andrew, and Elmer. Honorary pallbearers: Armando, Ray.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to her church, Sacred Heart Parish in her memory.

The family of Lourdes G. Maestas has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley 505-747-7477

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