|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 2008|
Maria G. Espinoza, age 75, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Tecolote, N.M., on Dec. 19, 1932, to the late Urbano Gutierrez and Vivianita Romero-Gutierrez. She was united in marriage to the late Clemente Espinoza.
She was a former employee at O.G.'s Tortillas and at the Spic and Span Restaurant. She was an active member of the Mora and San Miguel Senior Citizens.
A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Urbano and Vivianita Gutierrez; husband, Clemente Espinoza; sister, Stella Martinez; brother, Reymundo Gutierrez; nephews, Gilbert Martinez and Kenneth Martinez;
She is survived by her sons, Robert Espinoza and Ruben Espinoza both of Las Vegas, N.M.; daughters, Diana Hannagan and husband Steve of Edmond, Okla.; Doris Hurtado of Dallas, Texas; son, Anthony Espinoza and wife Tina of Albuquerque.; grandchildren, Iris, Melanie, Heather, J.J., Jessica, Nicole, and Valerie; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alex, Matthew, David, Mackeniz, and Issiah; brothers, Estevan Gutierrez and wife Lucy of Bernalillo, N.M.; Candelario Gutierrez of Tecolote, N.M.; sister, Flora Urioste and husband Ruben of Apache Springs; sisters-in-law: Cecilia Estrada and husband Ben of Las Vegas, N.M.; Vickie Espinoza of Pubelo, Colo.; Magdalena Espinoza of Las Vegas, N.M.; brothers-in-law, Phil Espinoza and Joe Espinoza both of Las Vegas, N.M.; special friends, Mary and Helen; numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Rosary devotional services will be held this evening at 7 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 9 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Tecolote Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Ruben Urioste, Steve Urioste, Ernest Gutierrez, Steve Garcia, Andrew Quintana, and Phil Espinoza. The following serving as honorary casket bearers: Ronnie Gutierrez and all her grandchildren and great-granchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31811740