MARIA SUSANA “SUSIE” GRIJALVA, our beloved Susie, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 14, 2020 due to a short illness. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Josephine Grijalva; her parents, George and Atocha Gonzales; brothers, Dennis, Elizario, and James Gonzales; brothers-in-law, Andres and Hector Grijalva; and sister in-law, Etelvina Chavez. She was a loving, caring and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, Godmother, and friend to many. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. She dedicated her life to working with children in the Espanola Schools. She was also a babysitter for several close family and friends. Susie is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jesus “Javier” Grijalva; daughters, Laura Gonzales (Tomas), and Lupe Lopez (Alonzo); and only son Javier Grijalva (Jamie); grandchildren, Rochelle Ortega (Joseph), Robyn Ortega (Ramiro), Janelle and Jeaneen Maestas, Brianna and Caitlin Grijalva, Michael Jr., Jonathan Vigil (Brittany), Madison and Jayla Marie Grijalva and five beloved great-grandchildren; siblings, George Gonzales (Martha), Tommy Gonzales (Mary), Lorraine Valencia, Floyd Gonzales (Genevieve), Lydia Trujillo (Ruben), Geraldine Trujillo (Gabriel), and Hazel Salazar (Joseph). She is also survived by the family of her husband and many relatives and friends. Susie will be greatly missed. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks are mandatory at all times and only 5 people at a time will be allowed in the building. The family of Maria Susana “Susie” Grijalva has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477
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