Maria Guadalupe Vaquera

Maria Guadalupe Vaquera, aged 94 died peacefully on January 13, 2018.  Guadalupe was born December 12, 1923 in Poblado de Rancho San Miguel, Zacatecas, Mexico.  She joins her husband in Heaven, Juan Toca Vaquera whom she married in 1942 at a church in Felipe Pescador, Zacatecas.  She was the second born of ten children and survived by seven siblings; Soledad Carrillo, Esther Roman, Gloria Carrillo, Theresa Carrillo, Francisco Carrillo, Pedro Carrillo and Bernardino Carrillo.  Guadalupe is also survived by her ten children; Juliana (Robert) Reid, Armando (Mickie) Vaquera, Martha (Miguel) Valencia, Rosario (Gustavo) Dominguez, Irma (José) Delgadillo, Juan (Adriana) Vaquera, Socorro (Rafael) Hernandez, Sergio (Silvia) Vaquera, Jaime (Eva) Vaquera and Vanessa Vaquera.  She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Guadalupe was an active member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, Arizona.  She taught Catechism to the Spanish community, cooked meals for the Holy Cross priests, was a Guadalupana and participated in many other ministries.  She was a Eucharistic minister and sang in the choir.

You are invited to attend the viewing, rosary and funeral Mass.  The viewing will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Home, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.  The Rosary will commence at 7:00 p.m.  The funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 East La Pasada Boulevard, Goodyear, AZ.  Family and friends will follow in procession to Holy Cross Cemetery for burial.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Congregation of Holy Cross or to Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery at

3 Comments on “Maria Guadalupe Vaquera

  1. Lupe Vaquera was one of the nicest people I have ever met. A completely and totally beautiful person. Kind, compassionate, generous, loving, sweet are just some of the words that speak of who she was. A great cook, a wonderful lady, totally given to others. I am privileged to have known her during my years at St. John Vianney. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

    • Thank you so much Father Joe. She loved you very much and missed you when you were gone. She is indeed Heaven’s newest saint.

  2. I will miss my Nana very much, she did as St Francis instructed- she lived her life by the Gospel. Love you mi Ama!

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