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Rose C. Maestas


Rose C. Maestas, 87, of Superior, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. 

She was born on Aug. 19, 1928 in El Rito, N.M., to the late Luis and Eufemia Avila. Maestas attended schools in El Rito, N.M. She married Ray A. Maestas in Santa Fe, N.M., in 1951. Their marriage was the first marriage to be blessed at the new St. Vivian's Church Dec. 28, 1952.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community and St. Vivian's Parish in Superior.

Her interests included camping, fishing, arrowhead hunting, attending horseshoe tournaments, sewing, cooking and caring for her husband and family. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grand children and all of her friends.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Ray Maestas, of Superior; three sons, Bino Maestas and wife Diane of Rock Springs; Ray Maestas Jr. of Pensacola, Fla., and Steve Maestas and wife Mary of Green River; three daughters, Lourdes Abram and husband Patrick, Loretta Abram and  husband Bobby Abram, all of Rock Springs, and daughter Lisa Nussbaum and husband Mark of Green River; sister Maria Burrows and partner Dave Thompson, of Topock, Ariz .; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Mary Maestas, two brothers Matias and Visente Avila, and three sisters, Luguadita Gonzales, Mary Martinez and Margaret Friani.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday at Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs. Interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at Vase Chapel on Sunday one hour prior to the rosary and on Monday one hour prior to services. 

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