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Maria "Mena" Maestas Padilla
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1930
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 2013
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA

Maria "Mena" Padilla, age 83 a resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Maria was born in Manuelitas, New Mexico on January 6, 1930 to the late Juan Maestas and Josefita Maes-Maestas. Maria was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt and friend. Maria enjoyed cooking, traveling and dancing at weddings. Maria retired in the early 1990s having worked for twenty-five years for three generations of the Rogers family, not only as a housekeeper of the Mortuary but also a caregiver of the late Gertrude Rogers and a baby sitter for the younger Rogers children. Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Padilla, baby daughter, Diane Padilla, parents: Juan and Josefita Maestas, grandsons, Santiago Gallegos, Richard Chavez and Ernest Carlos Chavez, sons-in-law, Ernest Nettie Chavez and Louis Gallegos. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Maria is survived by her sons and daughters, Antonio Padilla, Lupe Padilla and his wife, Leticia, Guillermo Padilla and his wife, Brenda, Frances Gallegos and her husband, Frank all of Las Vegas, NM, Betty Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, Rosa Gallegos of Chacon, NM, sisters and brother, Mela Marrujo and family, Mary Reed and family, Margie Lucero, Jose Lucero and his wife, Pauline and family, twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and best friends, Erlinda Armijo and Esperanza Romero. Visitation at the Rogers Chapel on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Rosary services will be conducted on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM with Father George V. Salazar as Celebrant. Interment will follow at San Isidro Cemetery in Manuelitas, NM with the following grandsons serving as Casket Bearers, Robert Padilla, Santana D. Padilla, Santana J. Padilla, Angelo Padilla, Chusai Padilla and Marcelino Chavez. Serving as Honorary Casket Bearers will be all her remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
San Isidro Catholic Cemetery (Manuelitas)
North San Ysidro
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Oct 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119278471
Maria Mena <i>Maestas</i> Padilla
Added by: Marion Steiding-Chappell
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- Marion Steiding-Chappell
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013

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