Albert A. Maestas (Abe)


ALAMOSA — With his loving family by his side, Albert A. Maestas (Abe) went to heaven to join the family of Christ on June 16th, 2020 at the age of 78. Abe was born on November 28th, 1941 in Capulin, Colorado, to Alfonso A. Maestas Sr. and Aurelia O. Maestas.

Abe spent most of his childhood in Alamosa, Colorado, and attended Alamosa High School where he was the state wrestling champion, which was a great talent of his that he passed along. From there Abe enlisted and served in the Army National Guard for 6 years, and then for the next 30 years, he worked hard as a feeder driver at United Parcel Service (UPS) until he eventually retired.

He spent his retirement in the two places he loved the most, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and in Yuma, Arizona, where he and his loving wife enjoyed the company of their family and friends together. Abe told many stories about the dice games he and his wife, family, and friends would play while in Yuma. Abe was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan and never missed a game for either sport.

Abe was well known for his sarcasm, his witty sense of humor, and how deeply he loved all his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie Louise Maestas; his daughters: Annette (Manuel) Garcia, Lisa (Carlos) Spencer, and son Edward Maestas; grandchildren, Kevin (Amy) Garcia, Markus Garcia, Brianna (Carlos) Abeyta, Stephanie (Solomon) Montoya, Angela (Christopher) Whittaker, Amaya Spencer, Jasmine Spencer, Hope Spencer, Brandon Maestas, Skye Maestas, and Starr Maestas; great-grandchildren: Arianna Garcia, Nathaniel Montoya, Trevor Montoya, Donovan Montoya, Alyceah Montoya, Brandon Whittaker, Teya Duran, Dominic Duran, Caydn Gonzales, Anthony Gonzales, and three great-grandchildren on the way; his siblings, Lovada Romero of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Richard J. (Lenora) Maestas of Commerce City, Colorado.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Abe was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso A. Maestas Sr. and Aurelia O. Maestas; his sister Pricilla Maestas; his Brother Alfonso Jr. and his wife Jean Maestas; his brother in law Johnny Romero; his two grandchildren, Joshua Garcia and Samantha Maestas, and great-granddaughter Hazzel Roybal

A Viewing will be held Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church followed by a vigil service with Recitation of the Rosary and a Mass of the Resurrection. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

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