Lillian C. Maes

Our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Lillian C. Maes, 92, of Fort Garland, gained her angel wings on June 26, 2024, surrounded by her loving daughters. Lillian was welcomed into the world on Nov. 14, 1931, to Gilbert Maes Sr., and Teresa Meas-Sanchez.

After high school, Lillian started her beloved family and was blessed with seven children who meant the world to her.

Lillian loved fishing and would out fish anyone that went along with her. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and going dancing and traveling to Taos, New Mexico.

Her favorite time was the time she spent with her loving family.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Her legacy will live on through her children; Joyce (Doug) Smith of Hotchkiss, Colo., Mitzi Aguilar of Fort Garland, Colo., Jackie (Anthony) of Denver, Colo., Michael Aguilar of Portland, Ore., George (Jani) Aguilar of Eugene, Ore., Joey Aguilar of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, TJ Cordova, Aanya Bricker, Tosh Aguilar, Sandi Martinez, Alex Smith, Jerick Saenz, Angel Bernard, Arianna Bernard, Shay Aguilar, Kiona Aguilar, Joey Aguilar, and Sara Aguilar Sheers; and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters Precilla (Steve) Lucero, Veronica Marquez; two brothers Lee (Hortencia) Maes, Fred (Dolores) Maes, three sister-in-law’s Gloria Maes, Darlene Maes, and Irene; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents Gilbert Maes Sr., and Teresa Maes-Sanchez, one son Edward Aguilar, grandson Gabriel Martinez, brother Buddy (Nellie) Maes, brother-in-law Alex Marquez.

Rosary will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 6 p.m. at The Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Garland, Colo. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 12 p.m. also at The Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Garland, Colo., with interment to follow at Blanca Ranch Cemetery.

To leave online condolences, please visit The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of Alamosa.