by Staff Reporter / Jan 16, 2018 / comments


The obituaries for Rose Marie Maestas and Celsa J. Maestas have been provided by the respective funeral homes or family members. Please read on for full details.


Rose Marie Maestas of Española

Rose Marie Maestas, 62, a resident of Española, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Maria and Rosalina Herrera; brother, Johnny Herrera; nephew, Joseph and Randy Atencio, Donald Gurule; niece, Jennifer Herrera; sister-in-law, Jennie Atencio; father-in-law, Israel and Rita Maestas; God-father, Billie Atencio. Grandma liked to make food such as biscochitos and food for the holidays. She liked family gatherings she enjoyed her grandkids and her great-grandkids. She worked at Home Run Pizza and Socorro’s and other places. She enjoyed her family and friends always had her doors open to everyone. She also loved her life, she was known as a person with a heart of gold. Grandma liked the casino and loved camping and listening to the Kdce. Rose Marie is survived by her children, Marrietta (Javier Andujo), Jacob Maestas, Joshua Maestas, Isaiah (Angel) Maestas of Tierra Azul; father of her children, Israel Maestas of La Puebla; brothers and sisters, LoLo Atencio of El Duende, Alfred Herrera (Evelyn), Don Herrera, Martin Herrera and Dorothy Sanchez (Manuel), 8 grandchildren, Margarita and fiancé Darren Martinez, Veronica, and Maria Andujo and partner Jackie Erives, Jacob Jr., Matthew, Jasmine, Destiny, and Daisy Maestas, 8 great-grandchildren; God mother, Floraine Atencio; God-children, Veronica Nieto, Manuelito Sanchez, Jason Maestas, and Adam Sanchez. Services are pending at this time and will be posted as soon as they become available. Special thanks to the Española Home Health Nurses, sister, Dorothy Sanchez and all family members who helped take care of her. Serving the family as pallbearers are all of her grandchildren. The family of Rose Marie Maestas has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley


Celsa J. Maestas

Celsa J. Maestas, 92, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt passed away peacefully with family on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 11, 1925 in Canjilon to Jose Ignacio and Martina Jaramillo. She later met and married the love of her life Jose G. Maestas and settled in Española where they raised their family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose G. Maestas to whom she was married to for 59 years; a son, Jose Juan; parents, Jose Ignacio and Martina Jaramillo; siblings, Erminia, Joe I. and Frujencio Jaramillo. Celsa leaves behind two daughters whom she was blessed with and who cared for her, Yolanda Salazar (Ricky) and Tillie Martinez; her dear sister, Locaria Jaramillo; her greatest blessings were her granddaughters, Katricia Garcia (Isaac), Victoria Dallas (Romero) (Ray), Tessa Dallas, and Andrea Dallas; and the greatest loves of her life, her great-grandchildren, Riley, Darren, Jerome, Haylie and Matthew all of Española. She had many nieces and nephews that she adored and who adored her.

Celsa was a housewife and homemaker who welcomed everyone to her home to enjoy one of her famous home cooked meals. If you didn’t find her cooking, you would find her making beautiful creations on her sewing machine. Everyone who knew her were always amazed by her keen memory, independence and strong will. In all she did she embodied her religious belief and faith everyday of her life.

Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Española with a rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers are, Isaac Garcia, Raymond Romero, Anthony Jaramillo, Gerald Jaramillo, Juan Salvatierra and Andrew Alire. Honorary pallbearers are, Ricky Salazar, Riley Garcia, Darren Sanchez, Jerome Trujillo, Haylie Sanchez, Matthew Trujillo and Rico Diaz.

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