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Brenda Santistevan Peters

Brenda Santistevan Peters

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BRENDA YVETTE SANTISTEVAN PETERS - age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28th, in Newport News, VA.

She is preceded in death by her infant sister, Rubina, her paternal grandparents, Ruben and Ecelia Santistevan, her maternal grandparents, Andres C and Eloisa Maestas; paternal aunts and uncles, Guillermo Santistevan, Feloniz Abeyta, Odilia Trujillo, Candelaria Romero, Viola Chacon and maternal aunts and uncles, Ralph Maestas, Guillerma Romero, Alex Maestas, Orlando Maestas.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Clayton Peters, parents Jose Roy and Esther Santistevan, sisters, Sally Santistevan, Gilda Gonzales (Glenn – Santa Rosa, NM), Elizabeth Mondragon (Paul – Albuquerque) and Olga M Flores (Brian – Albuquerque); six nieces and one nephew, Alicia, Krista, Danica and Celina Gonzales, Andrea and Antonia Mondragon, Veronica and Joseph R Flores (both were also her godchildren) and three grandnephews.

Brenda attended Taos Elementary, Taos Junior High and Taos High School from which she graduated in 1981. She enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately after graduation and served for six years. She met her husband, Clayton, also a member of the US Air Force, at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM and they were married on September 13, 1987. She had two stepchildren, Chris and Jessica, and was the very proud grandma of five step-grandchildren. She was an active member of the Comanche Dancers under the direction of Francisco Gonzales for three years. She made a great impression on everyone her life touched and she never failed to make a friend of all those she met. She traveled to many places with her husband during his military service – some of these places were Korea, Italy, Panama Canal, Alaska, Maine, Montana, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Curacao, Oman, Ecuador and Virginia. Even after all these travels, she never forgot us here in her native Ranchos de Taos, and came back to visit us as often as she could.

We, Brenda’s family, appreciate all your prayers, kind thoughts, words and actions. Thank you to all of those who helped us with all of the arrangements – every one of you will be in our prayers of thanksgiving as we celebrate the life of our wife, daughter, sister, aunt, godmother and grandmother as she continues the rest of her journey in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

Rosary was recited on Friday, March 8, 2013. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at the Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

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Name Brenda Santistevan Peters
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Date of Death February 28th, 2013
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Location 818 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
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Suzanne Romero Valerio published condolence .

To Brenda's family, her husband, parents, and sisters. We are deeply sorry to hear about Brenda's passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Brenda was a classmate of ours and a special friend. May she rest in peace. God Bless. Suzanne and Michael Valerio

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Mark Mondragon published condolence .

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Brenda from high-school and beyond and I especially remember her wonderful sense of humor. You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers.

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Joella Mondragon Patterson published condolence .

Brenda was a dear and wonderful friend to me in High School, and will never be forgotten. May she rest in eternal peace, and may God extend that peace to her family. My deepest sympathy!

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Mary Morin published condolence .

I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Brenda worked for me in Idaho and we had many laughs together. She was a joy to work with. She could turn a normal conversation into something funny. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. RIP Brenda!

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Kathleen Branchal published condolence .

Tio Roy, Tia Esther and beloved cousins, Rest assured that Brenda is resting safely in the arms of Jesus and is experiencing love, peace and joy in the Glory of God. Our mom, her Madrina greated her with open arms. God Bless You, and remember her spirit is with you 24/7.

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Nancy Reel published condolence .

Brenda's Family, I am so sorry for the loss of such a kind and caring person as Brenda was. She spoke very lovingly of all of you. I remember her sharing a story with me of her childhood and the fond memories she had. About this time last year, she was consoling me over the loss of my only sister. She was there for me to help in any way she could. She hired me at her workplace and was my boss for a short time. I have known her for only 2 years, but in that short time, we became friends very quickly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a very strong work ethic. She was a great leader as well as a great friend. I already do and will forever miss her in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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Comanche Y Pres published condolence .

The memories we have of Brenda are to numerous Most important is she will not be forgotten by us nor will our memory of her fade. We missed her while she was in distant lands. Her return to Ranchos accentuates her love for her Community.

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Cisco Gonzales published condolence .

My deepest sympathies to Brenda’s husband their children, the Santistevan family and friends. Brenda has left us all much too soon. Her wonderful sense of humor, sharp wit, and friendship growing up has indeed remained a treasured memory for many of us. At first glance, Brenda could appear to be shy, but she really wasn’t, because she became a gifted Comanche dancer, who performed all over New Mexico, and the Smithsonian Folklore Festival in Washington D.C. I was proud to see her serve in the Air Force, and she performed the same tough duties the guys, did, so she was indeed a strong person in so many ways. Life is indeed all too brief, yet in that brevity is a beautiful treasure trove of joyful memories, smiles, and laughter that Brenda gave all of us. May we all find comfort in these blessed gifts. Siento mucho para los padres, y mis amigas, Sally, Gilda, Elizabeth y Olga. Tambien no lo creo. Tu hermana fue una buena amiga y deseo mis palabras te ayudan en este momento tan triste. Cisco

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Erlinda Branchal published condolence .

My precious cousin Brenda, I will always remember your sweet smile and all the fun we had growing up. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sweet angel. We will see each other again one day in Heaven. Love you. My Santistevan family, I'm so sorry about your loss. Brenda is in Heaven with the rest of our family. God Bless You all.

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Patricia Anglada published condolence .

To The Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you as you grieve the loss of your wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. May God's blessings be upon each of you as you move each day through this difficult time.

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Anne Gonzales published condolence .

Tio, Tia, and family. . .my deepest sympathy to your entire familia. It was a shock to hear the heartbreaking news. Please know you are in our prayers that He will bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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