Maria “Lupe” Guadalupe Griego, 75, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on August 29, 2023.
Lupe was born on November 17, 1947, she was the eldest of six siblings, to Alfonso and Elisa Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lupe graduated from Santa Fe High School. She later married Juan Santiago (Jim) Griego and became step mother to his two sons, Chester Griego and Juan Griego. Lupe and Jim had two sons of their own, Antonio Griego and Davi Griego.
She opted to return to school, studying Education at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. After graduating with a degree in education, she went on to teach at San Juan Elementary where she remained until she retired. Lupe enjoyed teaching Science but mostly enjoyed establishing Earth Shuttle program where she took student on an educational trip to Florida Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay, Everglades and Disney World.
Lupe settled in Bushland, Texas and enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, weaving, working in her garden, baking, and ranching at their ranch in Cebolla, New Mexico. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Aubrey, Blair, and Kaci; and loved her animals.
Lupe was preceded in death by her husband Jim Griego, father Alfonso, her mother Elisa, and grandson J.D. Griego.
She is survived by her son Antonio (Abelina) of Bushland, Texas; son Davi Griego of Bushland, Texas; step son Chester (Theresa) Griego of Santa Fe, New Mexico; step son Juan (Phillipa) Griego of Espanola, New Mexico; sister Joanna Gonzales of Phoenix Arizona; brother Danny Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; sister Virginia Gurule, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother Jesse Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother Gary Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandchildren Lorice Griego, Chris Griego, Marisa Griego, Eliana Griego, Aubrey Griego, Blair Griego, and Kaci Griego.
A Rosary will be held at 9:00 am and a Mass to follow at 10:00 am on Saturday September 16, 2023 at Holy Cross church in Santa Cruz. A private burial to follow at her ranch in Cebolla, New Mexico.
This has been a courtesy announcement.