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Valentina "Mamita" Huaman Quispe

July 25, 1942 — July 31, 2023

Hyattsville

 

On July 31st, Valentina Huaman Quispe —Lovingly known to all as Mamita Valentina— was called to be with our Heavenly Father, at her home in Lima, Peru.

Valentina was born in El Pueblo Pacopata, District of Colcha, Province of Paruro —Cusco, Peru on July, 25th, 1942 to parents’ Eusebio Quispe Vargas and Juana Paula Flores Santos, alongside her 10 brothers. She is survived by her younger brother, Blas Quispe Flores, and four adult children.

Beloved Mother of Julia Amelia Mejia, Nancy Mamani, Braulio Deza and Lucy Huaman; Loving Grandmother to Luz Mirella Rubio, Joe Mejia, Nicole Mejia-Mamani, Marsha Antonella Aranguez Mamani, Chris Mejia, and Christopher Huaman; 

Loving Great-Grandmother to Melanie Calderon, Javier Enriquez, Gabriella Enriquez, Mia Enriquez and Minari Travers-Mamani; And a large number of family and friends, whom many have affectionately known her as ‘Mamita Valentina.’

Valentina was an incredibly hard worker, who was a homemaker and a self-employed business woman. Valentina worked on the farm, alongside her ten brothers and parents, raising cattle and vegetation.

She traveled to Lima, Peru from Cusco, Peru, at the young age of 18 to start her own life.

She worked as a domestic servant until she met Aurelio Mamani Quispe, and decided to work for herself, as a self-employed woman. With Aurelio, she had her two living daughters Julia and Nancy, alongside her now-deceased son and daughter. Aurelio unfortunately, passed away alongside their daughter, Sandra.

In starting her new life, she met Adolfo Deza, with whom she had one son, Braulio.

As life went on, Valentina separated from Adolfo, and met Teofilo Huaman Valverde. Valentina married Teofilo, with whom she had her youngest daughter, Lucy.

Valentina would spend her years as a married woman, caring for her children and soon-grandchildren.

Later on in life, Valentina moved to the Unites States to live with her daughter Julia. 

Valentina would here, spend time caring for her grandchildren and visiting the ducks at the nearby cemetery, George Washington cemetery.

She would frequently take walks with her grandchildren and feed the ducks.

She loved cooking and would cook huge portions of food to make sure everyone always had a plate to go. Valentina would always cook from memory, from her many years of cooking commercially in Peru. 

Valentina’s Peruvian cooking was unmatched, and those in the family who’ve experienced her cooking, would say the same.

In her later years, Valentina would frequent the Senior Center in Silver Spring to spend time with friends, until the Pandemic occurred. Valentina frequently visited Peru, where she spent time visiting friends, family and neighbors.

Valentina enjoyed watching Youtube vlogs about Peruvian cuisine and cooking, as well as visits to her homeland, Cusco. She also loved watching novelas and listening to her favorite music, Huayno. She also enjoyed drawing and painting in her coloring books at home. Valentina also enjoyed spending many afternoons petting and laughing with her daughter’s cats, Junie and Kenji.

Valentina made many friends here in the Unites States and was loved dearly by her neighbors in Peru. She spent one last birthday party with her neighbors and friends in Peru, prior to her passing. 

She will be incredibly missed by her family and all those that loved her; and her family is so grateful for the many years we had with her.

“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” Psalm 23, Verse 4

We, the family, welcome your presence at the viewing of Mamita Valentina on Saturday, August 12th from 2:00-4:00pm/6:00-8:00pm with the funeral service on Sunday, August 13th at 10:00am at Gasch’s Funeral Home.

The Burial will take place at George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD at 12:00pm.

 

El 31 de julio, Valentina Huaman Quispe -Conocida cariñosamente por todos como Mamita Valentina- fue llamada a estar con nuestro Padre Celestial, en su casa de Lima, Perú.

Valentina nació en El Pueblo Pacopata, Distrito de Colcha, Provincia de Paruro -Cusco, Perú, el 25 de julio de 1942, de padres Eusebio Quispe Vargas y Juana Paula Flores Santos, junto a sus 10 hermanos. Le sobreviven su hermano menor Blas Quispe Flores y cuatro hijos adultos.

Amada madre de Julia Amelia Mejia, Nancy Mamani, Braulio Deza y Lucy Huaman; cariñosa abuela de Luz Mirella Rubio, Joe Mejia, Nicole Mejia-Mamani, Marsha Antonella Aranguez Mamani, Chris Mejia y Christopher Huaman; 

Cariñosa bisabuela de Melanie Calderón, Javier Enríquez, Gabriella Enríquez, Mia Enríquez y Minari Travers-Mamani; y de un gran número de familiares y amigos, a quienes muchos la conocían cariñosamente como 'Mamita Valentina'.

Valentina era una mujer increíblemente trabajadora, ama de casa y empresaria autónoma. Valentina trabajó en la granja, junto a sus diez hermanos y sus padres, criando ganado y vegetación.

Viajó a Lima (Perú) desde Cuzco (Perú) a la temprana edad de 18 años para empezar su propia vida.

Trabajó como empleada doméstica hasta que conoció a Aurelio Mamani Quispe y decidió trabajar por cuenta propia. Con Aurelio, tuvo a sus dos hijas vivas, Julia y Nancy, junto a su hijo y su hija, ya fallecidos. Desgraciadamente, Aurelio falleció junto a su hija Sandra.

Al iniciar su nueva vida, conoció a Adolfo Deza, con quien tuvo un hijo, Braulio.

Con el paso de los años, Valentina se separó de Adolfo y conoció a Teófilo Huamán Valverde. Valentina se casó con Teófilo, con quien tuvo a su hija menor, Lucy.

Valentina pasaría sus años como mujer casada, cuidando de sus hijos y pronto nietos.

Mas tarde en su vida, Valentina se mudo a los Estados Unidos para vivir con su hija Julia. 

Aquí, Valentina pasaba el tiempo cuidando a sus nietos y visitando a los patos en el cementerio cercano, el de George Washington.

A menudo paseaba con sus nietos y daba de comer a los patos.

Le encantaba cocinar y preparaba grandes porciones de comida para asegurarse de que todo el mundo tuviera siempre un plato para llevar. Valentina siempre cocinaba de memoria, de sus muchos años de cocina comercial en Perú. 

La cocina peruana de Valentina era inigualable, y aquellos en la familia que han experimentado su cocina, dirían lo mismo.

En sus últimos años, Valentina frecuentaba el Senior Center de Silver Spring para pasar tiempo con sus amigos, hasta que se produjo la pandemia. Valentina visitaba con frecuencia Perú, donde pasaba tiempo visitando a amigos, familiares y vecinos. 

Valentina disfrutaba viendo vlogs en Youtube sobre cocina peruana, así como visitas a su tierra natal, Cusco. También le encantaba ver novelas y escuchar su música favorita, Huayno. También le gustaba dibujar y pintar en sus libros de colorear en casa. Valentina también disfrutaba pasar muchas tardes acariciando y riendo con los gatos de su hija, Junie y Kenji.

Valentina hizo muchos amigos aquí en los Estados Unidos y fue muy querida por sus vecinos en Perú. Pasó una última fiesta de cumpleaños con sus vecinos y amigos en Perú, antes de su fallecimiento.

Su familia y todos los que la querían la echarán muchísimo de menos; y su familia está muy agradecida por los muchos años que pasamos con ella.

"Aunque camine por el valle de sombra de muerte, no temeré mal alguno, porque Tú estás conmigo". Salmo 23, Versículo 4

Nosotros, la familia, agradecemos su presencia en el velatorio de Mamita Valentina el sábado 12 de agosto de 2:00-4:00pm/6:00-8:00pm con el servicio fúnebre el domingo 13 de agosto a las 10:00am en la Funeraria Gasch.

El entierro tendrá lugar en el Cementerio George Washington en Adelphi, MD a las 12:00pm.

 
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Saturday, August 12, 2023

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