MONROE/PRICE- Our loving companion, son, father, brother and friend, Joseph James Maestas, age 36, passed away Feb. 26, 2014 of Gastric Cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The family would like everyone to be aware that this type of cancer is a silent killer and can be cured if it has not spread. If you or someone you know has ulcer issues get an endoscopy. We hope that Joe's story will save other lives.
He was born April 29, 1977 in Price to Joseph James and Janet Bobette Baird Maestas.
Joe grew up in Castle Dale and graduated from Emery High School. He later moved to Monroe.
Joe attended the Richfield Bible Church. He was working for Trees Inc. and loved his job. He was always happy and wanted everyone else to be happy. His motto was "Be happy, eat ice cream". Joe enjoyed BBQ's, being outdoors, spending time with his children and his entire family. He loved his life in Carbon and Emery Counties and always looked forward to the Emery County Fair and Pageant. When he moved to Monroe he loved the 24th of July celebrations. He always tried to beat everyone in the Christmas lighting contest. Joe will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survived by Lisa Cleaveland, Monroe; children, Ava Maestas, Katrina Cleaveland, both of Monroe, JJ Maestas, Brooklyn and Alaina Maestas, all of Wellington; parents, Joe (Janet) Maestas, Price; siblings, Cherie Shaw, Misty Parmer, Ammie (Mike) Gurule, all of Price, Jeri (Anthony) Dixon, Cleveland, Chris (Chantelle) Maestas, Wellington, Shane Maestas (Cathy), Jonathan Maestas (Bineche), all of Price.
Preceded in death by his grandparents; aunts; uncle; infant son, Ryker Housekeeper.
Funeral service, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main, Price). Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home one hour prior to service on Tuesday. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Joe online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net .