Frank Rosendo Maestas, 80, of Portales, NM went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 16, 1937 in Belen, NM to Jose and Lugarda Maestas.
Frank was a hardworking man, and retired after 42 years of service with BNSF. He was a wonderful loving man as well, his generosity was very enormous. Frank was always willing to help and in sad times you could come to him for a good laugh. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Frank was a great husband, father, grandfather, godfather, uncle and friend. He will always be remembered for his favorite sayings, “Let it rip”, “Que tal cowboy”, “Que chille la vibora”, and “I love you no matter what”.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Lugarda Maestas and his son, Ernest R. Maestas. He is survived by his wife, Micaela Jimenez of Portales; sons, Frank L. Maestas of Belen, Matthew M. Maestas of Desmontes, Arnie Avila and Sergio Avila of Juarez Mexico; daughters, Bernadette Maestas of Oregon, and Margarita Avila of Portales; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:00am. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10:00am with Fr. Charles Vgochukwv officiating. Interment will be in Belen, NM at Our Lady of Belen Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gabriel Gurule, Gil Tafoya, Dwayne Tafoya, Andy Marquez, Ruben Padilla, Oscar Villanes, and Shaky Gurule. Honorary bearers are Frank L. Maestas, Matthew Maestas, Jeremiah Stalmaker and Marvin Gabaldon.
Condolences to Micaela and all of Franks family from the Sievers Sportsmedicine team. I have enjoyed caring for and getting to know Frank over the years. He is one of those people you can’t help but like and one of the patients that became a true friend.
I know he is finally at peace and no longer in pain. He often expressed his faith & it is a great comfort to know he is now with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless and comfort you all in this difficult time.
Joel SieversPortales, NM
i AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY PRAYERS FOR THEY FAMILY
beatrice luceroclovis, NM
MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL FRANKS'S FAMILEY. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH FRANK. HE WAS A FRIEND AND GOOD WORKER AND HE WAS ALWAYS IN A GOOD HUMOR I STILL REMEMBER THAT SAYING HE USE TO SAY (LET HER RIP)...REST IN PEICE MY FRIEND.
EDDIE ANAYAclovis, NM