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MARIA ROBLES GAETA Stevens Funeral Chapel Maria Robles Gaeta, age 80, of Othello, Washington, passed away November 15, 2016 in Kennewick, Washington. She was born in Nostic, Jalisco, Mexico on July 4, 1936 to Jose Robles Montes and Margarita Alvarez Quintanilla. She grew up in Mexico with her two sisters, Margarita and Socorro. She finished school and worked as an elementary school teacher at the Sub Urbana No.29 elementary school in Mezquitic, Jalisco, for a number of years before she was married. She married Arturo Gaeta on December 31, 1963. They enjoyed nearly 53 years of marriage and raised 6 children together. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Othello, Washington, and she had a passion for cooking delicious traditional Mexican food. She was a master seamstress and enjoyed crocheting beautiful items she passed on to her family and friends, but her primary passion in life was her family. She was a strong willed, intelligent woman who was well respected in her family. She will be dearly missed. She was survived by her husband, Arturo Gaeta of Othello, Washington, and children: Sofia (Antonio) Gaeta Rodriguez of Kennewick, Washington, Leo Gaeta of Othello, Washington, Elva (Chief) Gaeta Allan of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Mario Gaeta of Othello, Washington, and Cristina Gaeta of Seattle, Washington, and siblings Margarita (Nicolas) Robles de Medrano of Mezquitic, Jalisco, and Socorro (Carlos) Robles de la Torre of Queen Creek, Arizona. Maria also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to cherish her loving memory. She is preceded in death by her son, Salvador Gaeta and her daughter-in-law, Cecilia De Luna Gaeta. A viewing will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with a rosary from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello, Washington. Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 21, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Othello, Washington. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 18, 2016
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