It is with great sadness we announce the passing of, JACOBO MICHAEL MAESTAS, 62, a resident of Hernandez. Michael was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Michael was an avid Broncos fan. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, and visiting with friends at the casino. His incredible sense of humor brought many smiles to the faces around him. He worked as a labor, carpenter and enjoyed mechanics with his sons. Michael was always ready to support his family with anything that would arise, from building bunny sheds to driving miles to change a flat tire. He would always say, “I love you” instead of good-bye. Michael will be greatly missed and loved by his family. Michael was preceded in death by his 3 sons, baby Michael, Charlie and Jacob Maestas; his parents, Jacobo and Lydia Maestas of Hernandez; brother, Roy Maestas; sisters, Dollie Bustos, Marilyn Trujillo and JoAnn Lucero; in-laws, Susan and Beltran Batista and many more beloved family members. Michael is survived by his daughters, Michelle Archuleta (Gene), Bobbie Jo Maestas; his sons, Vicente Maestas (Linda) and Mikie Maestas; his grandchildren, Michael Bert, Gabby, Nevaeh, Gianna, and Vicente Archuleta Jr., Arianna, Alyssa, Jacob Jr., Cheyenne, Dominique, and Mckaylah Maestas; his great-grandson, Michael Felix Archuleta. He is also survived by his sisters, Jackie (Lee) Quintana, Naomi (Ralph) Trujillo and Patricia (Lawrence) Vigil all of Hernandez; brothers, Walter Maestas and Tony Sena of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Viola Maestas of Pueblo, CO; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Bustos of Hernandez, Vicente Trujillo of Rio Rancho; mother of his children; JoAnn Maestas; Michael’s companion, Eutemia Sanchez and many more family members and friends. Public visitation will begin on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with Mass of Christian burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Española. Burial to follow at San Jose Catholic Cemetery in Hernandez with the following serving as pallbearers, Lee Quintana, Michael (Bert) Archuleta, Lawrence Vigil, Walter Maestas, Ralph Trujillo, Evaristo Lopez, James Lopez, and Tony Gordon. Honorary pallbearers will be, Michelle Archuleta, Gene Archuleta, Bobbie Jo Maestas, Vicente Maestas and Mikie Maestas. In lieu of flowers please send donations to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. The family of Jacobo Michael Maestas has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
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