Danika Marie Maestas
Born: 2/11/2004, Cortez, Colorado
Danika Marie Maestas, 5, passed away on Friday February 27, 2009 in an automobile accident in Moab, Utah.
She was born February 11, 2004 in Cortez, Colorado to Anthony James Maestas and Marina Cotton. She loved being with her family and especially enjoyed camping and fishing and talking on the cell phone.
Danika is survived by her parents James and Vicki Maestas; her siblings Richard Yake, Kacee Cordova, Anthony Maestas Nathaniel Lobato Joseph Maestas, Josh Lobato, Mahala Cotton, Dimitri Torres, Nathasha Torres; grandparents Evelyn Maestas, Aaron Benavidez, Robert Chavez, Benny & Sondra Cordova, Tim Jackson, Donna Jackson; Great-grandparents Tony Gallegos, Fred Marez, Margaret Hover and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother Marina Cotton; Grandmother Mary Louise Marez; Great-grandparents Sally Gallegos, and Glen Hover.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 7, 2009 at 10:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cortez, Colorado.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Danika Maestas Memorial Fund at the Community Bank in Cortez.
Tributes1/17/2014 - Danika even though you're gone you'll as ways be in our hearts. when you died I felt pain and sorrow. I drempt about you and how I wish I would have never of said those things. for now and forever you'll be in our hearts <3 - mahala3/21/2009 - James and Vikie, Im so sorry for what has happened. I miss her so much and am so sorry I could not be there. Thank you you both so much for giving Danika such a wonderful life. When I left your house on christmas eve Words could never explain the Happiness in my heart she was so happy. I love you both so much. I wish there was more I could do. I have this awesome memory of Dani, she was such a princess, and yet so naughty at times, she was very blunt Gosh I loved that. you did a wonderfull Job. I love you both, May god be with you. Love Joy - Joy3/17/2009 - Joy called on Sunday to let me know of your angel's passing. Please know that my heart is with you, and with your angel. With Deepest Sympathy, Beth - Beth Graves Spencer3/12/2009 - Our deepest sympathy and sorrow goes out to all of the family. We was on the river road on Tues and saw the the area where the car went off the road and all the teddy bears and it really hit me. It was raally hard to hold back the tears. We wish the family our prayers and wish you the best in healing. - Lori & Riley3/10/2009 - James,Vicki& family,their is not enough words to express how saddened we have been upon hearing of your great loss,no one knows why such a beautiful little life could be taken so soon,of course it isn't for us to ask why,only god knows why,and we are sure that he needed her more than anyone else,seeing the pictures of Danika could easily break one's heart,for she is such a beautiful little girl.i am sure she was full of life and love,how could she not be.may all of your hearts be comforted,and may your memories of Danika be with all of you in your hearts forever.our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.love john&judypalmer - john&judy palmer3/9/2009 - James and Vicki, words can never state how sorry I am for your and our loss. The two of you will never know how blessed we feel Danika is to have the 2 of you for parents. Thank you for letting me be part of her life from the beginning and to also be part of her life in the very sad short end. I will love you both forever for what you have done and are still doing. You made it possible for all of our family to have very blessed happy memories. Love Sondra - grandma Sondra3/8/2009 - I'am so very sorry for your loss Danika was a vary bright little girl and will be very much missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family may God Bless all of you. Sandra L. West - Sandra L. West3/7/2009 - I am so sorry for your loss my family and i will be praying for you if there is any thing we can do please call. The Trever Balfour family - Erica and Trever Balfour3/6/2009 - My thoughts, huggs and prayers go out to you now and always. - Sue Alsum3/6/2009 - all my prayers and condolences to you and your family. - Dolores3/6/2009 - I am so sorry you all are having to go through this. I am thinking of you and praying for your peace of mind. --Ellis - Ellis Miller3/5/2009 - I want each and every one of you to know that my prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. May God make you strong and help you through this time of grief. With all of my love, Kathleen - Kathleen Espinoza Padilla3/5/2009 - We are so sorry this happened. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. God bless you all, we love you. - Chris, Joyce, Kellan & Declan Horne3/5/2009 - There is comfort in friendship, hope in prayer, peace in love. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Beverly Walters - Beverly Walters3/5/2009 - I know that we can not feel your pain, but know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you all along through this tragedy. Danika will be missed dearly by many people, but always remember the good times and know that she is looking down from heaven on each and everyone of you. God Bless You! - Rick, Brenda and Becky Shaw3/5/2009 - I'm So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. With Much Sympathy - Elizabeth3/5/2009 - James,Vicki and family, So sorry to hear about your sweet baby girl. May God comfort you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you - Sheila 3/5/2009 - We are so sorry to hear of your loss. God has bigger and better things for all of us. He must have needed an angel. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. - Stella & Cindy Archuleta3/5/2009 - James, Vicki, and Family: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Danika. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you, if we can help in any way. - J.T. & Beth Howell
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