Maryann Pena, 72, was called to heaven on September 1, 2017 to join her family father, Nestor Mestas, mother, Helen Lujan Mestas, brothers, Ernest and Gilbert Mestas, son, Robert Pena, and nephew, Anthony Gallegos to watch over her family until we all meet again.
Maryann is loved by all of her family, and she leaves behind her husband, of 52 years Emiterio "Terry" Pena; son, Nestor Pena and wife Lauren; daughter, Theresa Teeter and husband Keith; grandsons, Nestor Pena Jr. and girlfriend Amanda, Robert Teeter and wife Lynnette, and Michael Teeter; granddaughter, Anna Pena; great grandkids, Aurora Teeter, Dakoda Teeter, Harmony Teeter, and Londyn Teeter; sisters, Janet Gallegos and husband Raymond, Cecilia Williams and husband Bill; nieces, Nancy Chavez and husband Dale, Bonnie Torres and husband James, Gina Mora and husband Isi, Delores Mestas, Christina Aragon and husband Dwayne, and Kelli Autrey and husband Chris; nephews, Victor Gallegos and wife Tracey, Lawrence Gallegos, and Jason Schmaltz and wife Samantha; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Maryann will be remembered for her love of her gardens and going to yard sales. She also loved volunteering and working for Moriarty Elementary.
Rosary and mass will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 1001 Meteor Ave NE, Rio Rancho, NM.
Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:45 am at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be, Michael Teeter, Nestor Pena Jr., Victor Gallegos, Dwaine Aragon, Fernando Chavez, and Lawrence Gallegos.
Honorary Pallbearers are, Robert Teeter, Ray Gallegos, Felipe Chavez, Michael Mora, Elias Mora, Antonio Chavez, Adrian Chavez, Isi Mora, and Jason Schmaltz.
As an expression of of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Presbyterian Cancer Center or Presbyterian Hospice Care.