Mary Agnes “Mottiness” Trujillo Maestas


Longtime Alamosa resident, 90, died April 10, 2022 at the Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Mary was born in Alamosa, Colorado on June 10, 1931, the proud daughter of Cirilio Trujillo and Lucinda Cordova Trujillo. She married the love of her life, Antonio Petronillo Maestas in Taos, New Mexico on September 13, 1952. They enjoyed more than 59 years together until his death in 2011.

Mary was a devoted member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and prayed the rosary daily. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and served as a Past President of the American Legion. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading books, was a seamstress, and a good cook. Above all, she loved spending time with her friends and family and will be remembered for her homemade tortillas and enchiladas. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and gambling. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband and family.

She is survived by her daughters Josephine (Jim) Peterson of Grand Junction, CO and Beverly Maestas-Salazar of Alamosa, CO; her daughter-in-law Susan Maestas of Denver, CO; her grandchildren Jeremy Maestas of Denver, Kristine (Mark) Martinez of Denver, and P.A. Salazar of Alamosa; her great-grandchildren Thalia Aguirre, Desi Aguirre, Christopher Martinez, Zachary Maestas, all of Denver, CO and Etkah Salazar of Alamosa; her siblings Madlene (Arthur) Trujillo of Pueblo, CO and Augustine (Celia) Trujillo of Antelope, CA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Anthony Maestas, grandson Christopher Maestas, her son-in-law Pedro Salazar; her siblings John (Manuelita) Trujillo, Fred (Mary Ann) Trujillo, and Louis (Della) Trujillo.

The family wants to give special thanks to sisters-in-law Ella Maestas and Mary Clem, her niece Freddie Gibbs, nephew Carlos Trujillo, and brother-in-law Rock (Nancy) Maestas for the kindness shown to Mary through their calls, letters, visits, and gifts.

Cremation was chosen and a Recitation of the Rosary will be held 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Inurnment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mary would have loved if you said a prayer and shared compassion and kindness with those around you. Special blessings to Beverly for taking such excellent care of our mother and grandmother.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, words of comfort, and tributes for Mary’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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