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Betty Ann (Elizabeth) Trujillo Maestas, 77 of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Roper Hospice Cottage in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She was surrounded by her three children and youngest brother. Although Betty Ann was known as a fighter with a strong will to live, COVID weakened her already fatigued body and she was unable to overcome a second bout of pneumonia. Prior to her unfortunate passing, Betty Ann wanted to make sure, she extended her deep and profound gratitude to her medical teams at The Medical University of South Carolina. She especially wants to recognize her doctors, Dr. Ishak, Dr. Maran, Dr. Demos, Dr. Amoroso and Dr. Vaughn, all of whom provided outstanding care and made her feel safe and important. Born on October 26, 1945, in Bingham Canyon, UT Betty Ann was daughter of the late Manuelita Martinez Trujillo and Adolph Trujillo. She grew up in Midvale, UT where she later became pageant Queen, Ms. Midvale. She later married George Maestas and had three children. Betty Ann was a “Jill of all Trades” with a curiosity to try new experiences. Though brief, she tried her hand at throwing clay as a potter. She also enjoyed bowling, sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, interior design, and cooking. Professionally, Betty Ann experienced many environments and duties. She worked for the First Federal Reserve Bank as an encoder, the Salt Lake City Sheriff’s Office, Hercules Inc., Martin Marietta, and UCOR. She was able to retire and eventually chose to live near the Atlantic Ocean. During the COVID-19 Shutdown of 2020, she chose to live independently at The Sandpiper Cottages. It was at the Sandpiper where she was able to win at BINGO on a regular basis. She was often seen bringing her granddaughter (Lainey) along with her. Betty Ann enjoyed her retirement very much. She was thrilled to have had frequent visits from her grandchildren who tended her garden, painted her nails, and in turn would receive her instruction in baking and new information learned from EWTN. She was able to celebrate holidays and birthdays with family. Betty Ann was described by her friends as, “having a good sense of humor, a strong faith, and having good nature toward life.”
Betty Ann is survived by her children: Paul and his wife Christie of Clinton, TN; Rebecca and her husband Kevin Fosberry Sr. of Mount Pleasant; and James and his wife Jenny of James Island; Betty Ann is also survived by her five grandchildren, Bradley Maestas, Kevin Michael, and Lainey Fosberry, and Ella and Ruby Maestas; her brothers Adolph Trujillo and his wife Esther, and Fr. David Trujillo of St. James the Just Roman Catholic Church in Ogden, UT. She very much loved her role as “Tia Betty” to her nephews and niece; Jeff, Randy, TJ, Bobby, and Maxine, all of Salt Lake City, UT. Betty Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, M. George Maestas, her brother Ernest Trujillo, her sister Elaine T. Gomez, Jennifer McDougal, and her parents.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 24, 2023, from 10-11AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oakridge, Tennessee. A Rosary will be at 10:15 with a Mass to follow at 11AM. Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens at 12:30PM. A luncheon hosted by the St. Mary’s Bereavement Committee will be held at 1PM. A Celebration of Life for friends at the Sandpiper will be announced within the community.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MUSC Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com/. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mount Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC.