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A funeral mass for Maria Salas Juanes, 70 of Frederick, was scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Cory D. Stanley, pastor, officiating. Rosary service was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Juanes passed away Saturday, July 07, 2018, at a Lawton hospital. Burial was scheduled in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home.
Maria was born April 10, 1948 in Durango, Mexico to Nicholas and Josefa (Ramirez) Salas. She grew up in Mexico then settled in Frederick in 1980 where she went on to raise five children. She worked for Pioneer Manor Nursing Center as a housekeeper from 1981 to 1997. She continued her education and became a certified nurse’s aide at Frederick Memorial nursing center from 1997 until the time of her death. She had a deep passion for caring for the elderly. On her spare time, she loved to crochet and sew. She also enjoyed cooking, especially for her grand-kids. Christmas time was always a special time of the year because she would make her signature tamales. Maria will be welcomed in Heaven by her parents; several brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter: Mayra DeeAnn Juanes.
Maria is remembered and survived by her three sons: Cesar Juanes and wife, Aida, of Frederick; Noel Juanes and wife, Patty, of Tipton; Oscar Juanes and wife Alma, of Frederick: two daughters; Lupe Juanes and husband Jim McNier, of Frederick and Alma Juanes of Frederick.
Grandchildren: Oliveah Juanes, Elena Santiago, Alyxs Santiago, Maria Juanes, Maddox Enriquez, Isaac Ramos, Andrew Ramos and fiancé Estefania, Tracy Flores Ball, Leanna Flores.
Great grandchildren: Leo Ramos, Amelia Ramos, Colton Wolfe, Nelson Wolfe, Bryant Flores, Kynzee Carpenter, Kenleigh Wolfe, Cason Wolfe, Steve Wolfe, and Whitley Wolfe; her beloved four-legged friend: Shih-Tzu dog Gypsie and two parakeets.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.OrrGrayGishfuneralhome.com or www.Tiptonfuneralhome.com.