81, of Phoenix, AZ has returned home to the lord on January 25, 2010. She was born November 3, 1928 to Pablo and Elva Galvan in Walsenburg, CO. In l945 she met and married her best friend and soul mate Bernard Maldonado. For 64 years of marriage, she has been the most loving and caring wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her parents Pablo and Elva Galvan and her son Michael Maldonado. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Bernard and their children. Patricia Valenzuela, Catherine Guzman (Alfred), Sandra Barrera (Ricardo), Lisa Sanchez (Carlos), Joann Maldonado and their “angel” Joseph Paul Maldonado. She was also a loving grandmother to grandchildren Dion, Eric, Celeste, Rocky, Alex, Dolores, Michael, Bernard, Carlos, Veronica, Lorenzo, and her 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Cordy Baca (Leroy) of Fort Collins, CO, Elsie Olguine of Denver, CO and her numerous nieces and nephews. She shared her kind and loving nature with family friends and everyone she has touched. She will be loved and missed greatly by all. A special thanks to her caregivers, Connie, Miranda and Graciela. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 1, 2010 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phx.