Jose was born on July 24, 1926, in Vallecitos, New Mexico, to his parents, Antonio and Clara Maestas. He married Maria Ida Medina Maestas in July 1946. The Maestas family moved to Utah where Jose worked at the Tooele Army Depot, from which he retired.
He is survived by his children William, Raymond, Vita, Trudy, Lawrence, Sarah, Anthony and Rosita. He has 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. He also has two surviving brothers, Eraldo and Joe.
Jose will be buried in the Tooele Cemetery on Aug.10, 2017. A viewing will take place on Aug. 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. Please come and join our family in remembrance of Jose Abran Maestas.