Jose Maestas, 1922 ~ 2012

Jose Aurelio Maestas, 89, born in Gallina, N.M., on April 20, 1922. He passed away on Feb. 12, 2012 due to complications from pneumonia. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings; his wife, Lena; and a son, Ben.

He is survived by two daughters, Virginia (Fidel) Torres, Sarah (Richard) Garcia; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

At age 16, he went to Monticello, Utah, to work as a sheepherder, which he loved. He lived in Moab for many years.

At his request, he will be cremated and no formal services will be held. He will be greatly missed.

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