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Obituary for MAESTAS


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday October 16, 2013

MAESTAS, ALFONSO JOSE Age 89, was born on March 14, 1924 in Monero, New Mexico and passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Northland Hospice Olivia Whitehouse in Flagstaff, Arizona. Alfonso was preceded in death by his father Antonio Maestas, mother, Francisquita (Martinez) Maestas, brother, Ivan Maestas, sisters, Neomi Dimas and Genara Jarmillo. He is survived by his children, Mike (Susan), Barbara (Larry Battest), Dianne (Joe), Sherry (Donna Akers) and Gino (Rachael); his sisters, Ernestina, Mary Jane, Eremita, Rose (Pres); and brother Tony (Rachel); 14 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. Early in his life Joe owned and operated a ranch in New Mexico. He moved his family to Flagstaff, Arizona in the early 1950's to work at the Navajo Army Depot in Bellmont, Arizona. He later worked for the Flagstaff Public School District and retired as the Sole Proprietor of Maestas Maintenance and Janitorial. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 301 S. Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM, on October 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery where he will be interred with his mother, Francisquita.


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