Teresita “Terry” Rosalia Romero Maestas was called by her Lord and Savior to her Heavenly Home at the ‘young age’ of 96 on Monday, November 26, 2018. One of Teresita’s philosophies in the way she lived her life was “to be young at heart.”
Teresita was born to her humble and most beloved parents Juan Estevan Romero and Edulia M. Romero in the lovely quaint village of El Vado in Northern New Mexico on October 1, 1922. Baptized into her Catholic faith the very next day.
The values of faith and love for God, family, community and country taught to her early in life by her parents, defined the way Teresita lived her life. Her legacy to not only her family but to all whom she met through her many footsteps in her life journey was to “love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34
At the age of two, “La Familia Romero” moved from El Vado, NM to Alamosa, Colorado where she lived 92 of her 96 years. Her home, the last two years were with her eldest daughter, Kathee and son-in-law Al in Colorado Springs.
Teresita married the love of her life, Benedito E. Maestas in Taos, New Mexico. To this union were born their two and only children, Katherine Cordova (Al) and Marveen Manzanares (Bob). To these unions were born the grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Teresita: Matthew Cordova (Andrea) and Melanie Cordova Boykin (Anthony), Thomas Manzanares (Ayana) and Robert Manzanares (Sindri) (Grandchildren), Great grandsons, Braison and Brennan Boykin; Great granddaughters Elia Manzanares, and Sofia Cordova.
Teresita’s love for her beloved Alamosa was reflected in her employment in the food service industry at Adams State College cafeteria and Green Thumb Program and in her community service to include volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul’s, and many other church based activities. She was a reading buddy at Boyd Elementary, served on PTA’s and other school activities. She babysat many local children. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, The Sacred Heart League, Disciples in Mission, The Sacred Heart Prayer Group, Our Lady of Guadalupe Tapestry Committee, Sacred Heart Choir, and other groups. She loved to walk, cook, travel, sing, dance, read, play bingo and card games, embroider, garden, do word puzzles and watch TV. She was a true patriot displaying her flag daily and attending all patriotic events. The Broncos never had such a spirited and loyal fan.
Teresita was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and many relatives. Survived by her only brother, Frank ‘Boogie’ Romero and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
No matter where Teresita’s size 4 1/2 feet took her on her many travels from the west coast to the east coast and in between to include Mexico and Spain… Alamosa, was the HUB of the universe. She truly represents the formidable strength and spirit of the Greatest Generation ever.
A viewing will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday, November 29th at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa and Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am, followed by a Recitation of the Rosary at 9:30 am and Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. all at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Faistl Hall at the church immediately after the interment services.
Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and remarks, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com