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 Juanita <I>Casados</I> Martinez

Juanita Casados Martinez

Guique, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 92)
New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot 19-525
Memorial ID 100008969 · View Source
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Juanita, a native and resident of El Guique, was predeceased by her husband Rosendo Martinez; parents Pedro and Agustinita Casados; brothers: Antonio (Stella), Roberto and Pete; sisters: Eloise Crum (Don), Virginia Maxwell (Ben), Mercy Rivera (Louis); brother-in-law Sam Wood; and in-laws Francisco and Romana Martinez; brothers-in law: Eloy (Anna), Arquin, Amado (Ermelinda), Nicholas (Bernadita), Aneseto (Viola), Jose; sisters-in-law: Amelia Martinez, Tonita Herrera (Sisto), Rafelita Martinez (Antonio), Simmie (Apolinar) and Lina Archuleta (Max).

Juanita was survived by her son Ross E Martinez Jr. (wife Martha) of Arlington, Texas; daughter Susan Herrera (husband Floyd) of Albuquerque; four grandchildren: JoLynn Muraida (Gerard), Maria Miller (Rod), Jeffrey Martinez (Barbara), and Jennifer Hernandez (Michael); eight great-grandchildren: Susan Marie, Caroline Terese, Madeline Louise, Megan Nicole, Lauren Alyssa, Jonathan Nicholas, Ava Grace and Jacob Michael; sisters Leona Chandler (husband Glen) of Maple Valley, Washington; Marina Wood of Panama City, Florida; sister-in-law Juanita Casados of El Guique; a close niece Connie Wolf of Albuquerque; and many other nieces and nephews.

Juanita was born on el día de San Juan (June 24). She was a very hard worker at home, on the ranch and at her job with the Española School District. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Her specialties were making the best biscochitos, tamales and sopa. For many years she grew chile and made more than one hundred red chile strings. At the Española School District she worked as the head cook for the San Juan School Cafeteria for 30 years and then moved to the Central Office and continued working for all the District cafeterias working for another 9 years. She always wanted for the students to have excellent food. Her passion in life was to work hard on all she undertook. She touched many lives both at home and in the Española School District and will be missed by all who knew her.

Public visitation and Rosary were on November 2, 2012. Mass of Christian burial was on November 3, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh. Burial was in the Santa Fe National Cemetery on November 5, 2012. Pallbearers: Gerard Muraida, Jeffrey Martinez, Jonathan Martinez, Peter Casados, Lino Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Michael Hernandez.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100008969
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Juanita Casados Martinez (24 Jun 1920–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100008969, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .