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Sostena Petrolina Fresquez

May 19, 1943 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 77)


Sostena Petrolina Fresquez, 77, of Cheyenne passed away October 5, 2020.

She was born May 19, 1943 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico to Juan Sanchez and Amalia Duran. Sostena was a proud grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed dancing, bingo, shopping, and more than anything, her family. 

Sostena grew up in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. She worked at Ski Valley ski resort in Taos, NM in her younger years. She had four children. She later moved to Denver, Colorado, where she had two more sons. She lived a short stint in Venice Beach, California, and then moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where she remained until the time of her death. She was a stay at home mother and worked diligently to care for her family. She volunteered for the Foster Grandparent program through Head Start for many years and was “Grandma” to countless children in the community.

She is survived by her children, Amarante (Barbara) Pacheco, Maria Galvan, Anthony (Josie) Pacheco, Gerald Pacheco, Santos Fresquez, and Jesus (Lisa) Fresquez; siblings, Medalia Martinez, Cirilo Duran, Delorance Arias, Pilar Varos, John Sanchez and Vicente Sanchez; grandchildren, Amarante Jr. Pacheco, Star Pacheco, Dominic Pacheco, Tyler Gillespie , Zach Pacheco, Brandi Pacheco, Josalena Pacheco, Julissa Pacheco, Chana Pacheco, Jeffery Pino, Bridgette Gurule, Alexis Kwedor, Lesha Pacheco, Elias Pacheco, Daniel Pacheco, Gloria Pacheco, Christina Pacheco, Lawrence Pacheco, Jasmine Zuniga, Alexandria Fresquez, and Maylina Fresquez; 28 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous, nieces nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses; brothers, Manuel Fresquez, Roberto Sanchez and David Sanchez; and sister, Liz Jones.

Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A memorial service will be planned for family at the Fresquez residence at a later date.

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