Maria Cota Denogean

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

passed away on July 11, 2014 at the age of 90, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 22, 1923 in Tombstone to parents Francisco and Teresa Cota. At a very young age she moved to Superior and on Jan. 7, 1942 married Federico (Fili) Denogean.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband Federico aka Superman; grandsons, Tommy Jon Denogean, Coty Miguel Denogean and Daniel Luis Anzures; her sister, Artemisa Abril; and brothers, Manuel Cota, Juan Cota, Tom Cota and Henry Cota; and son-in-law, Billy Preciado.

She is survived by her children, Angie Denogean, Freddie Denogean (Minnie), Miguel Denogean (Cathi), Norma Campillo (Eddie), Margie Real (Bobby), David Denogean (Martha), Chella Preciado and Roberto Ramon Denogean. Maria was blessed with 27 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

Throughout the years Maria opened her home, heart and life to many people. She was well known as “Nana Mary” to all. Her generosity and loving nature was passed on to her family along with many traditions and recipes. Maria was most proud of her tamales and her yeast bread with meat stuffing.

Maria spent her final 10 years living with and in the care of her son, Miguel and daughter-in-law Cathi. Their dedication to her is just one example of the legacy of Maria’s selfless love for her family.

Maria was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish and a Cursillista. She will live in our hearts forever.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11 Church Ave., Superior, AZ 85173. Reception to follow at Los Hermanos Hall, 835 W. US Highway 60, Superior, AZ 85173.

Visit the online memorial at www.superiorfuneral.com

Staff (4339 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Rosalia Morales Beltran

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Our beloved Mother, Rosalia Morales Beltran, age 97, peacefully went home to our Lord on Monday afternoon, Nov. 13, […]


    Vera May (née Blyther) Sloan Williams

    December 4th, 2017
    by

      Vera May (née Blyther) Sloan Williams, 90, died Nov. 20, 2017 at Mountain View Care Center in Tucson. She […]


    Alfred ‘Nene’ Fernandez

    November 27th, 2017
    by

      Alfred “Nene” Fernandez passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with cancer on Nov. […]


    Gilberto Ruiz

    November 27th, 2017
    by

      Gilberto Ruiz, 75, passed away on Nov. 9, 2017 in Dudleyville, Arizona. Gilberto was born on June 1, 1942 […]


  • Additional Stories

    Ruth Gonzalez

    November 20th, 2017
    by

      Ruth Gonzalez, 77, passed away on Nov. 3, 2017 in Oro Valley, Arizona. She was born on Sept. 30, […]


    Morris Robert Guzman

    November 13th, 2017
    by

      Morris Robert Guzman, 59, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away Oct. 27, 2017.   He was born in […]


    Clyde William McCroskey

    November 13th, 2017
    by

      Clyde William McCroskey, 95, of Kearny AZ, passed away the morning of Nov. 3, 2017.    Clyde, also known […]


    Esperanza G. Lucero

    November 6th, 2017
    by

      Esperanza G. Lucero, 102, a Fort Bayard, NM, resident entered eternal rest peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger