Esperanza (Hope) Maestas passed peacefully at her residence. God called her home on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 10:48am, at the age of 101 years old. She was born on September 16th 1919, here in Albuquerque, NM. She lived here and attended Albuquerque High School and graduated in 1938. She married Felix C. Maestas in June of 1947. After marrying Felix, they moved to Monte Vista, CO, where Felix was a rancher and farmer. All of her children were born in Del Norte, CO. They all moved back to Albuquerque in the Spring of 1952.
Esperanza was preceded in death by her father, Leopoldo A. Flores and mother, Lucia F. Flores; siblings, Frank P. Flores and Carmen Sanchez, and her husband, Felix, and Cy Maestas; son, Larry F. Maestas and his son and her grandson, Larry Maestas Jr.; and her daughter, Yolanda J. (Maestas) Pino.
She is survived by her daughter, Carmen A. Chavez and husband, Jerry Chavez; sons, Leopoldo F. Maestas and wife, Lidia E. Maestas, and Ted Flores and wife, Mary Helen Flores. She is also survived by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews whom she also loved very much.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a private Mass will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry A. Maestas, Luis M. Maestas, Ted Flores, Raymond C. Sanchez, Diego Apodaca, and Cruz Apodaca. Honorary pallbearers will be all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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