Vicki Joleen Maestas
Vicki Maestas of Como, CO passed away peacefully at her daughter Jennies’ home in Parker, CO on December 2, 2012 with her family by her side.
Vicki was born January 9. 1939 to Melvin and Neoma Goodenow in Arnold, NE. She was one of four children born at home in Arnold. One sister (Doris Jean) was stillborn. In 1941 the Family moved to Gardena, CA where a second son was born. Neoma passed away in 1943 and the family returned to NE to live with their fathers’ family in Lincoln County, NE.
Her father remarried a woman with one son and they had a son born in 1951. They moved to North Platte, NE where Vicki attended school.
She later moved to Omaha, NE where she was married. Two children were born in this marriage (one born in Omaha, the other in Denver.) Vicki and her family moved to Denver in 1960 where she later was divorced. She met her present husband Bob Maestas and they have been married for 47 years. Two children were born in this marriage.
Vicki cherished her family and friends. Nothing gave her more joy then spending time with siblings, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. All family, friends and anyone they brought were always welcome and made to feel comfortable. The family enjoyed camping and fishing – many weekends were spent all over the Colorado Rockies. Vicki loved vacation time with her family. From taking the kids and grandkids to Disneyland and visiting her brother and family in NE, to her trips to Europe, Mexico and Las Vegas. Her favorite destination was with her sister Charlotte in Fort Lauderdale FL. She really loved Florida.
Vicki, Bob and son Daniel moved to South Park full time in 2008. She had retired from Diners Club after 25 years and when Bob retired they made the move. They spent almost every weekend the previous 10 years working on their dream retirement home.
Vicki had such a witty and charming, along with ornery and feisty personality. She could strike up a conversation with anyone. Her niece Val Cady gave her the nickname of “crazy lady” this was because of her storytelling ability and her way of entertaining a crowd. She definitely left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.
Vicki was preceded in death by her parents, step mother, brother Clark and most recently her beloved daughter Rhoda. Vicki is survived by her husband Bob, her children, Jennie and husband Rod Miller of Parker CO, Daniel Boetel of Como Co, David Maestas and wife Martha of Denver CO, her sister Charlotte VandeVegt of Parker CO, brother Kenneth Goodenow and wife Kathy of North Platte NE, brother Jerry Goodenow of Denver. Vicki also leaves behind grandchildren, Lee Fleming, Anthony Maestas, Monique and Deidra Maestas, 5 great grandchildren (Calista, Devin, Nyali, Adrian, Isabel, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, 901 S. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood, CO. For more information go to:www.newcomerdenver.com.