Josephine (Jaye) Olympia Maestas
May 24, 1928-June 7, 2021
Josephine (Jaye) Maestas passed away on June 7 at her home in Pleasanton. She was born on May 24, 1928 in Garcia, Colorado to her parents Frank and Lucrecia DeHerrera. The town of Garcia was founded by her grandfather Ereneo Garcia in the 1860’s. She moved to Paso Robles, California in 1943 with her brother Frank and sister-in-law Josephine. Later, she reunited with family in Oakland, California where she attended beauty school and became a hairdresser.
Jaye married Tim Maestas on September 19, 1959 and they were married for 45 years. Their first son Steven was born in 1963 while they were stationed overseas in South Korea. Upon returning to California, the family moved to Oakland and their second son Stuart was born in 1965. The family moved to Pleasanton in 1968. Tim passed away in 2006.
Jaye was a very active member of the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church and was instrumental in painting all the doors when it moved to its new location on Mirador Drive. She loved feeding all the neighborhood kids and enjoyed socializing. Jaye was always “ready to go” at a moments notice. She never let the grass grow under her feet.
Jaye came from a family of 10 siblings. She is survived by her sons Steven Maestas and his wife Ronni; her son Stuart Maestas, his wife Holly and their four children Shelby, April, Nicholas, and Collin. The love of her life were her grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Dorothy Maestas and her children Ileana Maestas-Selling and Alejandro Maestas.