Maria de Jesus Vasquez was welcomed into heaven by our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the age of 84. She was born in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua on August 29, 1937 and moved to El Paso, Texas in 1958. She was proud when she became a United States citizen. She met her true love, Patricio Vasquez, Sr. They were married on June 10, 1961. Maria and Patricio shared 61 wonderful years together. Maria was a loving daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Maria was a very strong, energetic individual who loved to dance. She in proceeded in death by her son; Patricio Vasquez, Jr. her parents; Jose and Elena Morales, her sister; Rosa Acosta, and brother; Gonzalo Acosta. Maria is survived by her husband; Patricio Vasquez, Sr., her sisters; Angelica Chavez (Ernesto†) and Rita (Raymundo) Payan; her brother; Candido (Marisela) Acosta, her sons; Adrian, Jr. (JoAnn) and Eric (Rachel), her daughter; Leticia Vasquez-Medina (Manuel), her grandchildren; Jayme Gavina (Angel), Adrian, Jr., Megan (Alexander), Erin, Michael, Joshua and Abigail, her great-granddaughters; Charlotte, Nailah and Amina; numerous brother/sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria will be deeply and forever missed but an Angel has entered into Heaven.
The family wants to give a sincere thank you to the physicians, nurses, nursing assistants at Hospice of El Paso and associates at University Medical Center of El Paso who took care of her during these last few years. A very special thank you to Judith Simpson for being her caregiver and being there when she was called to heaven. We also want to thank Jayme, Angel and Charlotte for taking great care of her.
You meant the world to your husband. Both of you built a life that included working hard for each other and for your children. We will cherish the memories that we had with you. Your children are honored and privileged to have you as a Mother. You always loved us unconditionally and you were the best Mother anyone could wish for. You loved your grandchildren and great-grandchildren which you called your “tesoros” with all your heart. You will be missed immensely. We love you, until we are able to hold you again.
Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home-East on 750 N. Carolina on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with Rosary at 11:30 AM. To follow, Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Light Church on 4700 Delta at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her son at a later date at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center, 1201 N. Piedras, St. El Paso, TX 79930. Services are entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.