Danika Maestas
2004 ~ 2009

Danika Marie Maestas, 5, passed away on Friday Feb. 27, 2009 in an automobile accident in Moab.

She was born Feb. 11, 2004 in Cortez, Colo. to Anthony James Maestas and Marina Cotton. She loved being with her family and especially enjoyed camping and fishing and talking on the cell phone.

Danika is survived by her parents, James and Vicki Maestas; her siblings, Richard Yake, Kacee Cordova, Anthony Maestas, Nathaniel Lobato, Joseph Maestas, Josh Lobato, Mahala Cotton, Dimitri Torres, Nathasha Torres; grandparents, Evelyn Maestas, Aaron Benavidez, Robert Chavez, Benny and Sondra Cordova, Tim Jackson, Donna Jackson; great-grandparents, Tony Gallegos, Fred Marez, Margaret Hover, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marina Cotton; grandmother, Mary Louise Marez, and great-grandparents, Sally Gallegos, and Glen Hover.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cortez, Colo.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Danika Maestas Memorial Fund at the Community Bank in Cortez.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.