Lupe Griego


Maria “Lupe” Guadalupe Griego
Maria “Lupe” Guadalupe Griego

Maria “Lupe” Guadalupe Griego, 75, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on August 29, 2023.

Lupe was born on November 17, 1947, she was the eldest of six siblings, to

Alfonso and Elisa Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Lupe graduated from Santa Fe High School.  She later married Juan Santiago (Jim) Griego and became step mother to his two sons, Chester Griego and Juan Griego. Lupe and Jim had two sons of their own, Antonio Griego and Davi Griego.

She opted to return to school, studying Education at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  After graduating with a degree in education, she went on to teach at San Juan Elementary where she remained until she retired.  Lupe enjoyed teaching Science but mostly enjoyed establishing Earth Shuttle program where she took student on an educational trip to Florida Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay, Everglades and Disney World.

Lupe settled in Bushland, Texas and enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, weaving, working in her garden, baking, and ranching at their ranch in Cebolla, New Mexico.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Aubrey, Blair, and Kaci; and loved her animals.

Lupe was preceded in death by her husband Jim Griego, father Alfonso, her mother Elisa, and grandson J.D. Griego.

She is survived by her son Antonio (Abelina) of Bushland, Texas; son Davi Griego of Bushland, Texas; step son Chester (Theresa) Griego of Santa Fe, New Mexico; step son Juan (Phillipa) Griego of Espanola, New Mexico; sister Joanna Gonzales of Phoenix Arizona; brother Danny Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; sister Virginia Gurule, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother Jesse Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother Gary Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandchildren Marisa Griego, Eliana Griego, Aubrey Griego, Blair Griego, and Kaci Griego.

Services will be held on September 16, 2023 at Holy Cross Church in Espanola.  The Rosary will be at 9:00am and a mass following at 10:00am.  A private burial following at her ranch in Cebolla, New Mexico.


4 Replies to “Lupe Griego”

  1. My deepest condolences to Lupe’s sons and their families. Also to the extended families and friends. I worked with Lupe at San Juan Elementary. Lupe was a very friendly person, both staff and students enjoyed being around her.
    Lupe knew I loved grizzly bears and one day she went to lunch with Kedge and she came back with a picture of grizzly bears framed in feathers. She went to my classroom and told me I thought of you when I saw this and I bought it for you. She was that kind of person, no reason, no occasion, just because . That was so many years ago and still today I look at my Bears and think of your mother. She will always be special to me.
    May our dear Lord bless you and may you always remember your mother was a very special, strong, loving, beautiful woman, mother, grandmother, and friend.

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