Magdalena Peña 

Magdalena “Nena” C. Peña, age 84, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2019 at Faubush Family Homes in Globe, Ariz. 

Magdalena was a very loving and caring homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. One of her favorite hobbies was tending to her garden. With her talent, she even won the garden of the month, where she was featured in the local newspaper. Among her many talents, she was also an amazing seamstress. One of her favorite things to do was feed her grandchildren and spend as much time with them. All the children wanted to go to grandma’s house. Magdalena lived and cherished every moment she had with her family. She was not only a loving and caring person to her family but, to anyone, she would meet. She always welcomed them with open arms and with a friendly invitation for food and tea.

Magdalena was preceded in death by her loving parents, Jesus Curiel and her mother Refugio Peña, and her loving husband Francisco Peña. She is survived by her daughters Maria Brusoe and Alice Shoemaker, and her sisters Josephina Peña. She is survived by four grandchildren, Ken Brusoe III( Laura), Stella Gore (Nathan), Cain Peña, Jay Shoemaker Jr. and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Miami Ariz. Visitation, 9 a.m., Rosary: 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. and interment following the Mass at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens, 3751 E. Highway 60 Miami at 11 a.m.

Family was assisted by Bulman Miles Funeral Services of Miami. Visit the online memorial at


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