Maria, also known to family and friends as Lola, was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was child number 7 of 9 brothers and sisters. Life was hard being raised with barely enough to live. Maria worked really hard on the family farm helping her grandparents.
Maria talked about her favorite place to go…a big tree she would climb or sit under by a stream on the property.
Maria completed 8th grade.
In 1981, Maria was introduced to Ervin Mitchek, whom she married April 23, 1982 in El Paso Texas.
Maria moved to the farm north of Kit Carson and took on the task of learning the American way of life, teaching herself English, learning to run and work on equipment, and was a partner in building the Mitchek Farms GP operation.
Maria loved her trips going back home to see her parents and family, and always liked when any of them got to come visit her. She enjoyed dancing in the living room to Los Tigres del Norte and La Puerta Negra.
The delight of her life was giving birth to her sons, Paul and Alexander on October 8, 2004. It brought her great joy to care for them, be with them, watch cartoons and laugh out loud with them. Maria would pray while she watched Paul and Alex play their sports.
Another highlight was becoming an American citizen.
Maria’s faith was important to her. She loved starting and being a part of Church of the Redeemed. She read her Bible and had many notebooks of notes. Her ongoing prayer was for her boys to know Jesus.
Maria is survived by her husband, Ervin and sons Paul Mitchek and Alexander Mitchek. Step-family, Debbie, Karen, Garret & Rebecca, Loren & Marianna Mitchek, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Alejandrina, Rosalva, Gloria, Francisca, and brothers Maximiliano and Pedro Sandoval, nieces and nephews. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Maria Felix and Pedro Sandoval, a brother Anselmo Jose Sandoval and sister Maria de Jesus Sandoval.
Maria Mitchek Memorial Fund Memorials can be sent to Eastern Colorado Bank for Ministries Maria supported.
Funeral services will be held on November 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church Alive in Kit Carson. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells. Friends and family can register online condolences at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Brown Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements.