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Frederico ""Rocky"" Maestas, 76
Frederico ""Rocky"" Maestas, 76, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Alamogordo. He was born June 8, 1934, in Johns Town, Colo., to Porfirio Maestas and Francis Martinez, both deceased.
Fred Maestas came from a family of 10 brothers and three sisters. He also had the joy of holding and telling his stories to 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He held a master's degree in engineering from Highlands University, New Mexico State University.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Air Force. He was employed through the Colorado Springs, Colo., planting department as an engineer and also worked for Taos County as an engineer. He worked for White Sands Missile Range as a drafting engineer where he designed the Patriot missiles. He also remapped the streets for the city of Las Cruces and helped establish a small church in Alamogordo, Mesilla and Clint, Texas. He was bishop and pastor for the city of Colorado Springs.
He loved life. Family was very important to him. More than anything he loved the Lord and his desire was to serve him and spread the Gospel. Bringing souls to Christ was the thing he cherished most in life.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Tina Maestas; sons Fred Maestas Jr., from Taos, Aaron Maestas, from Colorado Springs, and Samuel Maestas, from Alamogordo; and daughters Naomi Jakins, from Roswell, and Ruth Hernandez, from Tularosa.
He remained faithful to himself and to the Lord our God until his last breath, serving 51 years.
We have lost a most dear and valuable relation, but it is the will of God and nature that these moral bodies are laid aside and that the souls enter into the real world. This is rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he is dead. Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among us mortals, a new member added to a happy society? Our friend and father to share his joy in heaven, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first and has gone before us. We cannot all conveniently start together, and who should we grieve at since we are soon to follow and know where to find him.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Aaron Maestas and Pastor Jerry Sarabia officiating.
The Maestas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2010
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