Obituaries

by Staff Reporter / Oct 24, 2017 / comments

Obituaries

The obituaries for Antonia O. Garcia, Mary C. Maestas, and Christobal “Chris” Madrid have been provided by the respective funeral homes or family members. Please read on for full details.


Antonia O. Garcia of Espanola

Antonia O. Garcia, 77, a resident of Espanola, formerly of Canoñes was called home after a short illness, surrounded by family on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Antonia was preceded in death by her parents, Emiliano and Angelica Aragon; daughter, Judith Garcia; in-laws, Isabel and Genoveva Garcia; sister, Elsie Madrid and son-in-law, Joseph L. Cata.  Antonia was an avid cook, her faith in God was strong, leaving a pathway for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to follow.

Her love was shown every day through her strength and her Godly influence. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Antonia is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Elipio G. Garcia Sr; children, Brenda Salazar, Geneva Miera (Pastor JD), Angela Cata-Baca (Stephen), Antonette  Villareal (Doyle), Edith Madrid (Harold), Elipio Garcia Jr. (Janel), Neomi Garcia, raised as her own, Briana Martinez and Derrick Salazar (Stephanie). Grandchildren, Gavin and Cameron Cata, Ashley Miera (Pancho), Candice Rivera (Tony), Elipio Isaiah, Jeremiah and LillyAnna Garcia, and Lexus and Hannah Salazar; great-grandchildren, Santiago Martinez, Jude, Nazarene, and Silas Salazar, Adalyn Miera;  siblings, Alfonso Aragon (Norma), Roman Aragon (Lorraine), and Vitalia Chacon and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Victory Faith Church, with a devotional service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. also at Victory Faith Church, with a burial to follow at Loma Vista Cemetery, with the following serving as pallbearers, Jeremiah Garcia, Cameron Cata, Gavin Cata, Santiago Martinez, Facundo Madrid, and Amos Garcia, honorary pallbearers, will be all her granddaughters.

The family of Antonia O. Garcia has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.

 


Mary C. Maestas of Rio Chama

Our precious mamacita bonita fell into her peaceful rest on Friday, October 20, 2017 with her family at her side. Mary C. Maestas, 92 a resident of Rio Chama was born in Cerrillos, N.M. on March 2, 1925. She graduated from Santa Fe High School and married in the Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reynel Maestas; granddaughter, Venessa Valerio and grandson, Eric Romero. Mrs. Maestas is survived by her sister, Eufie (Willie) Dominguez; her six children, Archie (Vickie) Maestas of Rio Chama, Elizabeth (Martin) Montoya of Rio Rancho, Annette (Carlos) Valerio-Atencio; Benjamin (Joylene) Maestas of Rio Chama; Tina Maestas of Rio Rancho and Cindy Benson of Rio Chama; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Please know that our mom appreciated and loved everyone who made her smile with your care, calls, visits, etc.

Services are pending at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available.

The family of Mary C. Maestas has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christobal “Chris” Madrid of Chama

Christobal “Chris” Madrid, 63, a resident of Chama, formerly of Abiquiu, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Christobal was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Agapito Madrid; brother, Edumenio Madrid; partner, Bonnie Jo Skinner; nephews, nieces, and great nephews.

Mr. Madrid is survived by his siblings, Richard (Rose) Madrid, Corine (Simon) Sisneros, and Susie (Roman) Lopez; 9 nephews, 3 nieces, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available.

The family of Christobal “Chris” Madrid has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.