Monday, November 7, 2022, Heaven gained another angel, our family matriarch, our mother, and one of the most loving and caring people you could know, Maria Lozoya. She passed away at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff at the age of 97. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Joseph Thambi as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2022, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff. The Rosary will be recited beginning at 7 p.m. The services will be livestreamed and recorded to Maria’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Maria was born October 16, 1925, in Scottsbluff to Serapio and Amalia (Puentes) Lozoya. She lived her entire life in the Scottsbluff-Mitchell valley area. She received her early education at various country schools. She began raising her siblings when their father died. Maria dedicated her life to caring for not only her siblings, but also her siblings’ kids, and then their kids’ kids, sharing and giving unending love to everyone.
Her love and very religious beliefs were shared with three generations of her family. Maria was always a firm believer that there is good in everyone, you just have to open your eyes to see it.
She enjoyed spending her spare time coloring with acrylics and painting flower pictures. She also liked to sew, and many of her family members wore clothes that she made, including a lot of pretty cool shirts, and blouses for the girls. Surprisingly, she loved to watch various sports, baseball and football being her favorites. Maria liked watching old Western movies, especially Gunsmoke and Magnificent 7.
Maria will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The love she shared with all who touched her life will last forever.
Survivors include her sisters, Martina, Edwarda and Abundia; along with many nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Serapio and Amalia Lozoya; brothers, Mauricio, Fermin, Baby Fermin, Santos, Anselmo, and Frank; and sisters, Lucy, Sophia, Cecilia, and Baby Louisa.