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Was born on June 13th, 1948, to Joe & Ramona Guerrero. She was born in the old Mercy hospital in Nampa. She was 1 out of 7 children, growing up was never an easy job as her mother Ramona, helped raise not only her children but her mother’s siblings. Mary attended high school until the 11th grade, She had to quit school to help with family financial needs, where she and her siblings would work the fields to help their mother, Ramona. Mary shared many stories, about when they were younger and how they would only get one pair of shoes each and the times they would go to Stockman’s to eat a hamburger as a family. Also, the times of working the fields and how Aunt Irma jumped the creek because she had seen a snake. Mary was a very hard worker and held those work ethics throughout her life. In the late 60’s she met Ruben Beltran and they shared two beautiful daughters, oldest being Lupe and the 2nd being Gloria. They later moved to Vancouver, Washington. They lived there for a year or so. They then decided to move back to Nampa after the passing of her father, Joe. She continued to create a life with her then husband Ruben here in Nampa later then came the third beautiful daughter Rosa. Ruben and Mary then divorced but still remained good friends and co-parents. Mary continued her work ethic, working hard to support her daughters. She later then met Jose Martinez SR, then they later married. Mary and Jose then had a child together the youngest Jose Jr., Mary and Jose Sr. later divorced. She continued to work hard to create a home for her 4 children. Some of the places Mary worked were Fleetwood, El Charro, Checkmate and Armors, Mary retired from working with Simplot’s being the last. The journey then began for her. enjoying life and spending time with her kids, sisters, nieces and nephews also grandkids. She enjoyed going to jackpot to play the slots or her let it ride card game. She loved the trips to the Lagoon in SLC, UT. Where she would travel with her mother to visit her brother, Raymond. One of the many memories she would share would be where all the kids would pack into her brother Raymond’s little truck. Taking the kids to the zoo and also the lagoon. To late night conversations on the steps with her nieces to car rides on state street in SLC. Also, many trips to Wendover from SLC. Mary loved her BSU football team and football in general. Mary’s favorite memory was when her and her sister, Margret and niece, Tina traveled to Hawaii to see the BSU team play. Mary’s dream was always to visit the islands. In that time Mary got to go on a cruise, snorkeling, luau, and a helicopter ride. Mary’s other passion was going camping/fishing being outdoors her fishing buddies were Gloria, Deloris, Margaret and Linda. She loved to have the whole family with her. One of her many memories she shared with many family members is the time the whole family would go camping. The adults going into town and kids would follow. One of the nieces and or nephews threw a firework in the bar. The adults got mad but later in life laughed about it. There is also a memory she would share would be the time she was up getting wood with her stepfather Martin. He was cutting it with a chainsaw, and he encountered a hive. He started swinging it she ran. She thought he might have had a fit or was the Texas chainsaw guy.
After the passing of her and her siblings mother Ramona. She took on the role of mother figure. She would always make sure they were taken care of. made sure they were eating and if they were ok. Mary loved to eat at sunrise cafe. You could always find her and her sister Gloria, there or their many trips to Walmart. Mary loved to cook you know you better come with an empty stomach or be prepared to eat. She always had food for anyone who walked through that door. She loved to make tortillas she would make so much then call everyone and or even take them and drop them off. Mary was never a selfish person. She would help you out with anything. She loved anyone who came in contact with her, and she would make sure you knew it. She accepted anyone for who they are and never judged anyone. Mary’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She loved decorating the house and making it festive for the holidays. She would start shopping right after Christmas for the next year. She made sure she had a present for everyone. She loved to make candy during the holidays. She would call her kids over and grandkids to help. Mary will be missed by many. She may not be here but will forever live in our hearts.
Mary is survived by her four kids. Lupe Meza, Gloria Amador, Rosa Ortega-Beltran (Jorge Ortega), Jose Martinez (Eddie Tapia)
Her five siblings Margaret Mendiola (George Mendiola), Raymond Navarro (Betty Navarro) Linda Luna (Frank Luna), Gloria Flores, Deloris Martinez (Robert Statton)
Her 14 grandkids Guillermo, Able, Miguel, Blanca, Amanda, Cristal, Ralpha, Jessica,
Sofia, Olivia, Jorge, Isabella, Emiliano, Ali.
Many Nieces and Nephews and many great grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her Fathe,r Joe Navarro, Stepfather, Martin Zuniga, Mother, Romona Guerrero, Brother, Manuel Navarro, Nephews, Raymond Navarro, Billy Navarro and Florentino Flores, Niece, Margarita Flores, Many aunts and uncles.