by Staff Reporter / Mar 12, 2018 / comments


The obituaries for Eloisa Marquez and Linda Maestas have been provided by the funeral home. Please read on for full details.

Eloisa Marquez of Española

Eloisa Marquez, 90a resident of Española, previously of Chama, passed away unexpected on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonia Maestas (Tonita), Juan Maestas; brother, Eliseo Maestas and wife Rosalia Maestas; granddaughter, Janette Marquez; nephew, Alfred Maestas Jr; husband, Eliseo Marquez and step-son, Barolin Duran.

Eloisa was a senior citizen cook for many years. She loved bingo and the casino. She enjoyed being around all her family, she enjoyed dancing, listening to music cooking, listening to rosary on KDCE as well as obituaries. She will be dearly missed. She had a big heart always helping people she was dearly loved by her family and friends.

Eloisa is survived by her sons, Alfred Maestas (Vicky) of Grand Junction Colorado, Johnny Marquez (Theresa) of Chama, Adolfo Marquez (Anne) of Fruita Colorado, and Ralph Marquez (Ann) of Española, daughters, Berna Talamante (Frank) of Chama, Maryann Valdillez Mendez (Sergio) of Española, grandsons, Anthony Marquez (Peggy) of Heron, NM, Juanito Marquez (Meru) of Albuquerque, Randy Marquez (Crystal), of Rifle Colorado, JR Marquez (Kelly) of Grand Junction Colorado, Phillip Talamante of Chama, Feliciano Talamante (Chano) of Chama, Josh Talamante of Chama, Jeremy Martinez (Tammy Martinez of La Canova, Richard Martinez Jr. of Española, Elmer Maestas of Ogden Utah, Tony Maestas of Ogden Utah, David Maestas (Bernadette) of Ogden Utah, Johnny Maestas of Grand Junction Colorado, Steven Maestas of Dickison North Dokota, Victor Maestas of Dickision North Dolota, Daniel Marquez (Sophie) of Española, David Marquez (Angel) of Española, and Eric (Gato) Deemy of Española, granddaughters, Marquita Martinez (Jesus) of Plaza Blanca, Cynthia (Pebbles) Martinez of Clifton Colorado, Andrea Martinez (Leroy) of Velarde, Maria Maestas (Pablo) of Grand Junction Colorado, Sarah Marquez of Española, 37 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Public visitation was on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a devotional service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service were held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at El Buen Pastor Church in Española.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Richard Martinez Jr., Feliciano (Chano) Talamante, Daniel Marquez, Anthony Marquez, Jeremy Martinez Jr., and JR Marquez, honorary pallbearers were all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family of Eloisa Marquez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.


Linda Maestas of Ohkay Owingeh

Linda Maestas, 84, a resident of Ohkay Owingeh, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo Maestas; granddaughter, Nadine Cata; parents, Matthew and Felipa Cata; siblings, Elsie Trujillo, Ann Reyna and Louise Maestas, Frank Cata, Matthew Cata Jr., Michael E. Cata, Patrick Cata and William Carter; God Children, Marvin Trujillo, and Yolanda White.

Linda was a loving mother, aunt, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, her specialty was her native pies and cookies.

Linda is survived by her children, Edgar (ReyAnn), Rosemary (Sonny), Alfred (Stacy), and Anthony (Evelyn); siblings, Frances, Doris (Tony); sisters-in-law, Irene and Sally and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A rosary was recited on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh followed with a burial at 10:30 the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving the family as pallbearers, Anthony Vigil, Isaiah Salazar, Alfred Jeremy Maestas, Brian Cata, Patrick Cata Jr., Curt Garcia, Butterfly Garcia, and Darron Garcia.

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