MARIA AGAPITA QUINTANA Maria Agapita Quintana, 84, a resident of Cuarteles, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Ignacio Quintana; daughter, Maxine Quintana; son, Donald Quintana; parents, Cresencio and Rufegio Lopez; grandson, Edward T. Quintana as well as other loving relatives. After raising 5 boys, she started teaching Head Start, which she had a passion for. She enjoyed her family and in her later years enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to garden and her home was always full of flowers. Mrs. Quintana is survived by her children: Edward Quintana and wife Sennie of Cuarteles, Steven Quintana and wife Susan of Arroyo Seco, Michael Quintana and wife Cindy of Pojoaque and Lorenzo A. Quintana of Cuarteles; grandchildren: Cheyenne, Deanna, Donald, Juanito, Armando and Angel; brother and sisters: Aurelia Hiteman, Robert Lopez, Stella Gonzales and husband Eloy, Lupe Jaramillo and husband Julian and Jose Alfonso Lopez and wife Sylvia; sisters-in-law: Adelina Quintana and Lucita Rayban; special God-daughter, Lilly Mae Ortiz; numerous other loving relatives and friends. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Caï¿½ada. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Caï¿½ada. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Santa Cruz at a later date. Assisting the family as pallbearers will be Edward, Steven, Michael, Lorenzo, Jerry and Floyd Quintana. The family of Maria Agapita Quintana has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espaï¿½ola Valley. 505-747-7477 - www.devargasfuneral.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900