Evelyn J. Maestas, age 65, died Saturday, December 24, 2016, in Pratt, Kansas.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Cesar Regalado and Jorge Tinoco officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.
Evelyn J. Maestas was born on April 18, 1951 in Clayton, New Mexico to Jose Nicanor Maestas and Felipita (Montoya) Maestas. Evelyn went into the Jobs Corps during her teenage years and spent a few years learning nursing. When she returned to Clayton she worked as a CNA in nursing homes. She later moved to Hutchinson, Kansas where she earned her GED. She later worked in Pratt, Kansas as an OB Assistant and as a Surgical Assistant for Dr. Suiter. She returned to Clayton and continued working as a CNA in nursing homes and also did home health care work in her own home as well in other homes. Evelyn was a very loving mother, grandmother and sister. Evelyn was preceded in death by her dad; Jose N. Maestas, step-dad; Frank Archuleta, Sister; Juanita Maestas, Brothers; Alfonso Maestas and Frankie Archuleta, Sons; Stevie Maestas and Junior Gutierrez, Grandchildren; Brian Gutierrez and Alex Martinez-Duran, great-grandchild; Baby Martinez and other loved family members; David Leal and David Zambrano.
MOTHER: Felipita Maestas of Clayton, New Mexico.
CHILDREN: Julia Rios, Andy Maestas and Lydia Pico and Miguel & Will Sprouse and Tami Ruiz all of Pratt, Kansas, Jose Gutierrez and Luis Gutierrez both of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Maria Mendoza of Clayton, New Mexico.
14 GRANDCHILDREN: Jessie Duran, Martin Duran, Angie Rios, Andrea Gonzales, Marissa Gonzales, Quiana Pico, Lori Cisneros, Jenna Mazzanti, Brandon Gutierrez, Bryce Gutierrez, Mario Gutierrez, Victoria Mendoza, Damian Mendoza and Santiago Mendoza.
19 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Sierra Hatfield, Bryce Duran, Anthony Duran, Amaya Duran, Jacobie Duran, Landen Duran, Cadalei Barnes, Gabe Duran, Kaden Duran, Demitri Garrett, Deonta Garrett, D’Adrian Garrett, Alexis Gonzales, Abigale Maravilla, Trinity Maravilla, Dontez Ruiz, Jordan Ruiz-Cisneros, Alizay Mazzanti and Graceylynn Morris.
BROTHERS & SISTERS: Sadie Castillo of Muleshoe, Texas, Nellie Bodine, Felix Maestas, Gloria and Joe Lucero, Gene and Mary Archuleta and Marilyn Leal all of Clayton, New Mexico, Emilia Maestas of Hugoton, Kansas, Johnny Maestas of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Betty and Jimmy Archuleta of Derby, Kansas, Vicky and Chris Herrera of Texline, Texas and Louise Aguilar of Dallas, Texas.