Mayra De Los Santos
Mayra De Los Santos
March 5, 1945 ~ March 3, 2021
Mayra De Los Santos, 75, of North 4 th Street Loving, New Mexico passed away on Wednesday,
March 3, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Mayra was born on March 5, 1945, in
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Pedro and Francisca De Los Santos.
There will be no public visitation or services. The family will have private services at Our Lady
of Grace Catholic Church with Fr. Pasala Hruday Kumar officiating. Interment will take place at
Loving Cemetery in Loving, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of making
At the age of only 12, Mayra took off to help her mother in the cotton fields, she worked very
hard. From there she went on to clean rooms at the Motel Stevens where she soon became
assistant manager. Sometime later, her mother, who lived with Mayra and her 3 children grew ill.
Mayra had no choice but to quit her job and care for her mother. Four years later, she returned to
work and put in a total of 40 plus years, finally retiring in 2005.
If anyone knew Mayra, they knew that if they would pass her house at any given time in the
summer, they would see her picking weeds in her yard, for she loved being outside doing yard
work. She had the cleanest yard on the block. You would also know if you ever saw her outside
that she had a little fur baby by the name of Peewee, because she and he yelled at each other
more than anything, but she loved that little dog.
Her favorite color was yellow. No one really knew why until one of her grandchildren asked her
one day. She laughed and said, “Let me tell you why. A long time ago my baby brother Omero
got into some trouble with the law, I had to go get him. When I arrived, there was this gentleman
with him. Little did I know years later I would be marrying this man. It was your Grandpa
Enrique. When we started dating, he told me, ‘I fell in love with you the first day I saw you years
ago wearing that yellow dress.”
The world isn’t just losing another woman, the world is losing a strong, independent, loving,
caring, hardworking, crazy woman who showed her grandchildren how to behave with the help
of her good old flyswatter.
Mayra was preceded in death by her father, Pedro De Los Santos; mother, Francisca De Los
Santos; husband, Enrique C. Rodriguez; granddaughter, Bertha Buendia; three brothers: Hugo
De Los Santos, Omar De Los Santos, and Omero De Los Santos; sister, Beamira “Bea” Chavez; and
son-in-law, Edward Calderon, Sr.
Mayra is survived by her daughter, Norma Buendia and husband, Danny of Carlsbad, NM;
daughter, Noreen Calderon of Loving, NM; son, Enrique Rodriguez and Ashlyn West of Loving,
NM; sister, Gloria Onsurez and husband, Antonio of Loving, NM; sister, Yolanda Alvarado and
husband, Raul of Otis, NM; brother, George Perez and wife, Grace of El Paso, TX; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be: Edward Calderon, Jr., Justin Calderon, Jhyress Soto, Omar Soto, Jairo
Morales, and Freddy Shipley. Honorary pallbearers will be: grandchildren and great-
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