Happy Labor Day!!



Maestas Reunion Business Meeting Notes


The meeting was brought to order by Larry Maestas.  He thanked everyone for their hard work in preparing for the reunion. 


A moment of silence was observed for those who died since the last reunion.  Four people, Lucille Maestas, Maggie Trujillo, Eddie Jaramillo and Ray Garcia were remembered.


The dates for the next reunion are July 12, 13,14, 15 of the year 2001.  A vote was taken to increase fees by $5.00 per category:  $40.00 per family.

$30.00 per couple with one child.

$25.00 per couple


$15.00 single/individual.


As of June 15, 1999 there was a balance of $2,030.51; this is prior to paying bills for 1999.

We will go back to mailing the newsletter to everyone who gives us a current address.  The following people have agreed to be representatives for obtaining news for the newsletter.  Sally & Pam Maestas will keep us current on the California news.  Rosalie Valdez will work on her Colorado family.  Christine Taylor will let us know about her family.  Elias Valdez has been the representative for his sisters and his family.  Minnie James and Sarah Mendivil will send news from their family.  Cresencia Jaramillo will update us on her siblings and children.  Elia Gonzales will get us news on her family.  Lillian Sanchez will keep us up to date on the Garcias.  Mac Daly has agreed to be the representative for the members of Primo Roberto’s family.  We will also send out an appeal by e-mail.


Calendars will be mailed in December for 2000.  If you’re interested in buying one contact Adelita Craig 505-445-0388.  WE NEED ALL ADDITIONS (BIRTHS, ETC.) AND DELETIONS BY SEPTEMBER 1, 1999.


The menu for the next reunion will remain the same.


We will celebrate Christmas with a present exchange and an ornament exchange.


Larry Maestas volunteered to organize an Easter Egg Hunt and games.


It is important to RSVP on attendance.

Please contact Adelita Craig by May 1, 2001 if you are attending the reunion.


Lillian Sanchez is the contact person for the Secret Primo exchange .If you loose your Secret Primo’s name she can tell you who you have.  Our next newsletter will have the current addresses.  313 Amherst Dr. SE Albuquerque, NM  87106


We need to have current addresses to be able to mail out the newsletters.  Please let Adelita know when you move or if your address is wrong on our list.


We have a committee which will discuss the possible location for future reunions.  Paul Maestas is the chairperson of this committee.  Members are Matt Maestas, Lionor Maestas, Adelita Craig, Sam Chavez, and Betsy Cornwell.

  Contact any one of them with your comments or suggestions. 


The meeting was adjourned.




The oldest member present was Stella Vasquez.  She received a basket with “pampering items.”  Stella is the daughter of Jose and Clodevea (Hurtado) Maestas, granddaughter of Cirilio and Cresencia (Medina) Maestas.


Tyler Knight (DOB 2/23/99) was the youngest.  He received a special baby frame.  He is the son of Lisa Saunders Knight and Jason Knight.  Lisa is the daughter of Carol St John, daughter of  Christine Maestas Taylor who is in turn the daughter of Jose and Clodevea Maestas.


A special thanks to Pam Maestas for selecting the gifts.




Balance on 7-15 99 was $2033.44.  This is an interest bearing account that earned $21.97 through that date.  The Craig’s have been including the interest on their taxes.

EXPENSES for 1999

Russel’s  ----$523.10

Roper’s --- $100.00

FMEsposito $260.00

P. Maestas $18.29

TOTAL     $901.46.


Russels was for perishables.  Ropers was for the comodes.  Esposito was for non-perishables and paper goods.  Maestas was gifts (she also donated items for the gifts.)


The balance is currently $2,329.61.  Currently outstanding are the  calendars and newsletters, (two previous ones and the four for the next two years.)


Signers on the account are Adelita Craig and Elias Valdez.







Adelita and Carlos Craig would like to work something out with someone who would be willing to share negatives of the family group pictures.



 Family News

Tim Valdez and family will be in Mora during August to visit his father Elias.  His sister Robin will also be coming this summer to visit.


THANKS to Fidel Maestas (Abenicio & Luisa (Romero) Maestas’ son) we were able to hear announcements.  He donated a megaphone. 


Compliments of Mac Daly (daughter of Joe & Opal Maestas, granddaughter of Roberto great granddaugher of Jose & Maria Eugenia (Medina) Maestas we had various prizes for participation in the golf tournament. 


Congratulations to Jeff & Diane Maestas who will be having a baby boy in October.  Jeff is the son of Sally & David.  David was the son of Matias and Rosarito (Atencio) Maestas and grandson of Cirilio and Cresencia (Medina) Maestas


Alejandro Jose Montoya was born on 2/28/99 to Valerie Sanchez. grandparents, are Florinda (Debbie) Demetria Maestas & Jose (Bengie) Sanches.  Great grandparents Moises & Flor (Trujillo) Maestas. Moises was the son of Cirilio & Cresencia (Medina) Maestas.


Shantae Monique Chaves was born May 14, 1999.  Her parents are Sam Chavez Jr. & Genevieve Vigil.  Her grandparents are Sam & Martha (Maestas) Chavez.  Martha is the daughter of Moises & Flor (Trujillo) Maestas.


August 28, 1999 is the wedding date for Lawrence Daniel Maestas and Kathryn Madaline Castle.  They are to be married at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where Lawrence is an air traffic controller with the US Navy.  Kathryn teaches school.  Lawrence is the son of Ramon & Addie (Olguin) Maestas, grandson of Moises & Flor (Trujillo) Maestas.



Maria Cornwell has been accepted to Idyllwild Arts Academy in California.  It is a boarding school and she will spend her junior and senior years of high school there.  She had to audition to be accepted to this school.  Only a fewmore than 200 students are accepted each year, so this is an honor.  If you heard her sing at the campfire you have an idea why she was selected.  She also won the teen Solo Division  in April at the Mountain Jam talent show.  She is the daughter of Betsy (Maestas) & Chuck Cronwell and granddaughter of Joe & great granddaugher of Roberto & great-great granddaughter of Jose & Maria Eugenia (Medina) Maestas.  Congratulations also to Betsy for her article in “Focus on Basic.”  She is now a published author.


Shawn & Mac Daly are hosting a student from Germany this summer, as part of Foothill College’s International Exchange Program.  Ute Wissman, from Elbstadt-Ebingen, near the Alps, will be working at the Valley Fair Mall and helping Mac with her German.  Mac and Shawn plan to show her all the sights in the California Bay Area.  This is the second student they’ve hosted.  The first, a girl from Argentina, just married a boy from Switzerland whom she met during her stay in California.  Mac is the daughter of Joe & Opal Maestas, Granddaugher of Roberto & great-granddaughter of Jose & Maria Eugenia (Medina) Maestas.


Andy & Marilyn Maestas’ oldest son, Jason, is ready to enter high school.  He’s playing football and will play baseball in the spring.  Their daughter, RaeAnn, is giving soccer a try for the first time and she continues with her singing. She’s a joy to listen to.

Pam Maestas, the kids and Revonda (family friend) left this weekend for Disneyland, the final summer fun before school starts.

Dornella is still living in Northern Califonia and doing well Her kids and grandkids are doing fine.

Kenny and his daughter Marissa are spending a lot of time together this summer.  Marissa, now a second-grader, is getting to be quite the young lady.  They’re both anxious to see everyone at the next reunion.  Larry and Kevin are doing fine. Andy, Pam, Dornella, Kenny, Larry, & Kevin are the children of Carlos & Lucille (Olivas) Maestas, grandchildren of Matias & Rosarito (Atencio) Maestas, great-grandchildren of Cirilio & Cresencia Maestas.


Robert Valdez, son of Cleo, Grandson of Matias & Seresita (Cruz) Maestas, great-grandson of Cirilio & Cresencia Maestas was in Barstow, California visiting family on August 8, 1999.  He was on his way to Pomona to visit his fiancée, Anita.


Ernest Maestas, son of Yolanda, grandson of Lionor & Predicanda (Trujillo) great-grandson of Matias & Rosarito (Atencio) Maestas & Great-great-grandson of Cirilio & Cresencia Maestas, will be moving to New Mexico.  He is going to be living with Lionor and Bercy in Holman.  We hope he enjoys the country life.


Amanda Jaramillo, who graduated from High School this, year will be moving from Barstow , California to Las Vegas, Nevada to work and go to college.  She is the daughter of Barbara Maestas Holmes, granddaughter of Lionor & Predicanda (Trujillo) Maestas, great-granddaughter of Matias & Rosarito (Atencio) Maestas, etc.


Sally Maestas (widow of David) went with a senior group to San Franciso for a couple of days.  David was the son of Matias & Rosarito, etc..


Robert & Sid Craig (Cody & Casey too) moved in June from Raton, NM to Springville, Utah.  Rob is the son of Adelita (Maestas) & Carlos Craig, grandson of Ignacio & Adela (Branch) Maestas, great-grandson of Cirilio & Cresencia (Medina) Maestas


Jordan Craig visited his father Dan for a week in August.  Dan is the son of Adelita (Maestas) & Carlos Craig, etc.


Antonio Esposito will be living at the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, starting the end of August.  He is the son of Michael & Fabiola (Maestas) Esposito, grandson of Ignacio & Adela (Branch) Maestas etc.


Mario Maestas son of Annette (Maestas) Maestas & Bennie Maestas, grandson of C.D.Maestas and Vangie (Roybal) Maestas, great-grandson of Jose & Clodevea (Hurtado) Maestas, great great-grandson of Cirilio & Cresencia (Medina) Maestas, is recovering from eye surgery.  He is slowly getting his vision back.  His sister Marrisa is transferring to the University of New Mexico this fall. She and her son Darrin Hererra, who will be starting preschool this fall, will both be pretty busy. 


Joaquin Manual Maestas is going to be a father in October.  He is the son of Christy Maestas and Joe Manual, grandson of C.D. Maestas and Vangie (Roybal) Maestas, great grandson of Jose & Clodovea (Hurtado) Maestas, great great grandson of Cirilio & Cresencia (Medina) Maestas. 



* We will have assigned posted lists for cooking and clean up.

* We ask that the wonderful cooks from the valley please label all their containers.

* Possibly purchase a tent to use as a meeting room.

* We will work on having a specific wash-up area both for dishes and hands.

*We need a new area for juice/drinks that is easier for everyone to reach.

*We will have posted safety rules for use of the ax, etc.  These rules will be sent out in the Spring 2001 newsletter.

If you have some area you want covered let us know.

* Please bring your genealogy information to the next reunion.


If you have some area you want covered let us know.

* Please bring your genealogy information to the next reunion.



Attendees of 1999 Reunion


Dan Jaramillo

Cresencia Jaramillo

Martha Chavez

Sam Chavez

Elizabeth Valdez

Harvey Bordett

David Bordett

Rosalie Bordett

Dick Taylor

Christine Taylor

Adam St. John

Ignacio Maestas

Phillip Maestas

Matias Maestas

Joan Maestas

Jonathan Maestas

Jordan Maestas

Randy J. Maestas

Elsie Valdez

Larry Barela

Lori Barela

Ashley Barela

Tamarah Barela

Christopher Barela

Shawn Barela

Connie Chavez

Deandra Chavez

Earl Chavez

Sophie Chavez

Ashlyn Chavez

Adelita Craig

Carlos Craig

Dela Foster

Jack Humphry

Jessie Humphry

Jane Nance

Gwen Nance

Larry Maestas

Adrienne Maestas

Cressi Jaramillo

Steven Jaramillo

Shawn Daly

Mac Daly

Lulu Valdez

Fidel Valdez

Lionor Maestas

Robert Valdez

Christopher Valdez

Rhonda Valdez

Michael Valdez

Alison Valdez

Louie Valdez

Elsie Valdez

Anthony Olguin

Catherine Olguin

Joshua Olguin

Lillian Sanchez

Michael Adams

Jonathon Carver

Steven Ohler

Emmy Armijo

Randy Maestas

Elise Causaus

Barbara Holmes

Candace Maestas

Austin Maestas

Irene Dianne Nuñez

Frank Maestas

Jill Link

Robert Link

Jason Romero

Bercy Maestas

Cleo Valdez

Fidel Ben Maestas

Rose Maestas

Michael Maestas

Matthew Maestas

Sam Maestas

Eric Chavaria

Pam Maestas

Paul Jaramillo

Melanie Jaramillo

Shalon Jaramillo

Paul Jaramillo

Rick Bustos

Dan Craig

Sherrie Storr

Rosalie Valdez

Jerry Valdez

Janelle Valdez

Issac Valdez


Rene Maestas


Carol St. John

Lisa Knight

Laura Sutton

Alina Perez

Shahara Sutton

Tyler Knight

Stella Vasquez

Sam Vasquez

Helen Maestas

Margarite Zambrano

Joe Maestas

Opal Maestas

Betsy Cornwell

Chuck Cornwell

Alfonso Lucero

Leah  Heher

Patrick Heher

Demetrio Maestas

Randy Maestas

Paul Maestas

Andrea Maestas

Denise Maestas

Adriana Maestas

Rick Maestas

Erin Maestas

Amorette Maestas

Paul Maestas

Darren Herrera

Marissa Maestas

Christy Maestas


Jacqueline Maestas


Sebastian Maestas

Kaylyn Maestas

Steven Maestas

Domingo Maestas

Fermin Maestas

Mabel Maestas

Angela Batol

Ray Batol

Annabelle Batol

Vera Maestas

Filimon Maestas

Delma Maestas

Daryl Brillhart

Joshua Brillhart

Justin Brillhart

James Maestas

Freddy Chavez Jr

Mike Esposito

Antonio Esposito

Bianca Esposito

Fabiola M. Esposito


We hope no one was omitted from this list.  If so please let us know and we will up date it in the next newsletter.



We would like to publish an updated mailing list next spring. 


Golf Tournament

The NEXT Maestas Family Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 13, 2001 at Valle Escondido Golf Course, Taos, New Mexico .  If you want more information, contact Larry Maestas 760-252-0103 {lmm@link.freedom.com} or Mac Daly 408-853-1837 {mac.daly@intel.com}, or visit the website, at: .http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/2400.


Calendar Information

The following people have paid for calendars:

Terry McDonald           4

Jeff & Diane Maestas   1

Barbara Holmes           1

Frank Garcia    2

Earl & Sophie Chavez  1

Mary Jane Garcia         1

Pam Maestas    4

Carol St John   1

Frank Maestas 1

Lionor Maestas            1

Diane Mondragon         1

Jo Rosbough    1

Fidel & Lulu Valdez      3

Elias Valdez      1

Ken Valdez      1

Tim Valdez       1

Elsie Valdez      2

Paul Jaramillo   1

Daryl Brillhart   3

Jessie & Jack Humphry            1

Carlos Craig     4

Johnnie & Dan Lopez   1


COST is $4.00 per calendar.  Payment is made to Adelita M. Craig.




Enclosed is a blank family group sheet.  Please make copies as needed and help us keep the descendent charts up to date.  We have people in each family who have agreed to review what we have and make sure it is up-to-date.  If you have not sent anything in, send it to Esposito, 8351 Solana Dr.  Thornton, CO 80229.


For those of you who have forgotten, the original reunion was started the year following Moises Maestas’ death, for the descendants of Cirilio and Cresencia (Medina) Maestas.  Needless to say we have expanded.  The three main groups attending are from the double first cousin’s families.  When you have three brothers marry three sisters it binds the family.  Also, when the Medina girls were part of a sibling group of 22 or 24 it makes for quite a family and we have enjoyed getting to know one another.  We believe that family is important and for those of us who don’t live near extended family it gives us an opportunity to spend time with people we would not other wise meet. 


The blank family group sheet is here.  



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