Maria Jaquez, 68 of Andrews, TX and formerly of Hobbs passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Andrews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Griffin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 AM ‚Äď 6:00 PM and the rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
Maria was born on January 31, 1949 in Ft. Davis, TX to Salvador and Clara Mendoza. She married Manuel Jaquez in 1967 and they celebrated 51 years of wonderful marriage. Maria worked as an LVN throughout her life. She enjoyed camping and fishing and riding motorcycles with Manuel. Maria loved taking care of people especially her family. She was preceded in death by her father; brothers Juan Mendoza and Alonzo Mendoza and son Anthony Gomez.
Survivors include her husband Manuel Jaquez of Andrews, TX; daughters Kathy Padilla and husband Jake of Albuquerque and Sally Chavez and husband Cesar Jacobs of Odessa, TX; son Joey Jaquez and wife Pattie of Andrews, TX; mother Clara Mendoza; sisters Anita Vallejo and husband Marcos, Virginia Mendoza and her husband Lloyd and Consuelo Mendoza; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
Mr. Jaquez, Kathy, Sally, Joey and Families,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your wife and mother. I know that the loss is beyond words, and that the pain you are feeling is indescribable. She was beautiful inside and out, and she will be terribly missed. Mrs. Jaquez was such a strong and determined woman. She was so proud of her children. Please know that I am here for you. If thereís anything that I can do to help you and your family in this difficult time, please donít hesitate to ask. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Missy & Nicky
Melissa Maestas & Nicholas MazariegosAlbuquerque, NM
Dear Kathy and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Prayers for peace, understanding and comfort.
Misty SchuckAlbuquerque, NM
Mom, I miss you so much and my heart is broken, but I know where you are now, resting and no longer suffering. I don't like the fact that I will not see you anymore. I know that we will be together again, until then, you are now free of this sickness and thankful for god's blessings that you fought every day for 17 years until you just couldn't do it anymore. We love you my momma and I will you will be with us in spirit and live forever in our hearts! I am proud to call you "MOM" and always proud to be your daughter! RIP my beautiful mom along side with Anthony!
Kathy L PadillaAlbuquerque, NM