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Mary Elizabeth Otero

11/11/1918 - 09/04/2015
Service Date: 09/15/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Parkwood Ward, 618 South Signal Butte Road, Mesa, Arizona

Mary Elizabeth Otero, 96, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born November 11, 1918 in White Oaks, New Mexico to Manuel Guevara and Petra Gonzales.

Mary was loved dearly by all her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Frances Klinge, Dorothy Jones-Montgomery, Teresa Durm, Anna Weisheimer, Lorraine Hudnall, Maria Meuret, Connie Prewitt, John Otero, Paul Otero, Sally Garrett and Benny Otero. Her legacy will continue with her 134 grandchildren including her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her children: Catherine Otero, Freddy Otero, Robert Jones and Mary Mendoza, and also by her husband Hugh Allen Jones in 1944, and her husband Mariano Montoya Otero in 1970, and her eight siblings in New Mexico. Mary was a devoted wife and mother and was loved by all. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1955.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 6-8 PM, at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr. in Mesa, AZ 85213. Funeral services are Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 618 S. Signal Butte Rd. in Mesa, AZ 85207. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 9:45 AM, followed by the funeral service at 10 AM. Final resting place will be at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.



  • Connie & Delbert

    Dear and precious Mother! You will be lovingly missed. May our Lord and Savior hold you tenderly til we see you again! We love you, Bobo xoxo

  • Connie & Delbert Prewitt

    We’ll miss you dear Mother, until we see you again!

  • Benny / Jennifer Otero

    Mom, You will always be in the hearts of all your family. I miss you forever

  • Mama, you always brought a smile to my face and I have very fond memories of you. May you live forever in our hearts!

  • Mom I love you & I miss you! You’ll always be in my heart foever!

  • I miss you momma. You were always there for me. Now, you finally have
    peace. I will never forget when I got out of the Navy and you were dancing in the kitchen singing Rod Stewart’s… “If You think I’m sexy…”!!!

  • Nancy Roberts-Wilhelmson

    Sally, it is hard to lose a parent . You are never ready to let go. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Robert & Joanne Schmitz

    Mary, you raised such a beautiful family, So happy we got to meet you and we will hold those memories dear to us. Rest in peace Mary.

  • Teresa Durm
    Were you were going mama there will be peace and joy for you you will be there with your mother and your dad and sisters your brothers and whatever you suffered here on earth it will be made up to you you will have no worries just love and joy in your life I love you mama!

  • Libby Pitzenberger-Atkinson

    Mama Mary, it was an honor to have you as my grandmother. You had a beautiful smile, not seen often enough. I know you are finally at peace, resting in the Arms of Jesus. Thank you for showing what family is meant to be. You left a huge legacy of loved ones behind. Until, I see your smile again. Hugs and Kisses ( I will miss your signature) Much love!!

  • To Mrs. Otero’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 he promises there will soon be a time when there will be no more pain, sickness, or death, and we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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