Margarita Otero

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Margarita "Maggie" Otero


Margarita "Maggie" Otero, age 86, a resident of Peralta, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was born in 1931 to the late Aniceto and Sophia (Baca) Gurule. Maggie was very active for many years with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Altar Society in Peralta. Her family and friends were her life. She loved to cook and was always willing to share her delicious meals with anyone.

Maggie is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Juanito "Johnnie" Otero; her brothers, Manuel Toledo and Antonio Gurule. She is survived by her children, Sofie Granger, Michael Otero and wife, Dianna, Donna Humbard, Steven Otero and wife, Karen, and Elaine Otero; grandchildren, Annette Torres, Shanna Byers, Shawn Otero, Roxanne Sanchez, Stacey Otero-Rohlfshagen and husband, Shane, Brett Humbard, John Robert Granger and wife, Lela,

Tyler Casias, and Dylan Jordan; sister-in-law, Edna Otero; and very close niece who was like a daughter, Gloria Candelaria and husband, Paul. Maggie is also survived by many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta. A viewing will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. A final viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Annette Torres, Stacey Otero-Rohlfashagen, Brett Humbard, John Robert Granger, Dylan Jordan and Shane Rohlfshagen. Honorary pallbearers will be Donivan, Wayne and Derek Byers. Please sign

Maggie's online tribute at Romero Funeral Home

609 N. Main St.

Belen, NM

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 24, 2018