Maureen Maynard

30 marzo , 195221 febrero , 2021

Maureen (Cavazos) Maynard, 68, as her husband and daughters held her hand, was led to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb 21, 2021. She was born on March 30, 1952 to Pedro and Phyllis Cavazos in Kokomo.

Maureen loved her family and friends deeply and unconditionally. She was proud of who she was and where she came from. She spread that pride through her love of cooking with “peace, love, and taco grease”. Owner of Baja Burrito and Baja Salsa food truck, she was known by so many in our community as “The Burrito Lady”. She made sure everyone that came through her doors were fed even if they didn’t have money to pay for it. Maureen believed in giving back to her community and did so by donating to many charities in Kokomo.

Maureen graduated from Taylor High School in 1971.

On July 5, 1973 she married David Maynard and together they have two daughters, Desier (Jason Burger) Brannon, Amber (Chris Fairchild) Price all of Kokomo. Her grandchildren and pride and joys, Tyler (Emma Janzing) Price, Jaylin (Michael) Biddle, Tate Price, and Trenton Price. She was excited to soon becoming a great-grandma (GG) to Penelope Maureen Price and Hardin Andrew Biddle both due to arrive in May and June.

Maureen is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren along with siblings Jane Hickman, Ramona (Joe) Rodriguez, Adolph Cavazos, Manuel (Susan) Cavazos, Joey (Karla) Cavazos, Artie (Cindy) Cavazos, Rudy (Marcia) Cavazos, Liz Caldwell, and Teresa Cavazos; sisters-in-law Tammy Baldwin and Brenda (Gordie) Rendell and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law William and Claudelene Maynard and siblings Pete Cavazos, Joe Cavazos, Lupe Barraza, Henry Cavazos, and Frank Cavazos; brother-in-law Larry Maynard and granddaughter Emiley Brannon. We will miss her deeply and cherish her memory forever.

The family of Maureen is holding a Celebration of Life on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00P.M., at 433 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, In 46902.


  • Celebration of Life


Maureen Maynard


Denise Cavanaugh

24 febrero , 2021

We met in first grade at St. Patrick's school and have been best friends ever since. No words can describe my loss. I was not prepared to have to go on without her in my life. Peace be with you, Nena. You are very special. My love, Neecer

Sarah DeLancey Hanaway

23 febrero , 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Maureen's passing. She and my sister Jane Trueblood were great friends in high school many years ago. I had wanted to get to her food truck but never made the connection. Now she and Jane are busy catching up on all their news together in heaven. I remember her from school also. Such a beautiful person.

Sheena Jones

23 febrero , 2021

Aunt Maureen will be missed dearly my condolences to cavazos family. Ivy you are like my sister and I love you all. I remember when Baja Burrito first started downtown Kokomo

E. Susan "chickens" Williamson (formerly Cavazos)

23 febrero , 2021

You still called me "Sister", of which I was honored and...I called you the same. You, also, let "Chickens" slip out at times, (from a habit collectivly formed from peers of earlier years.) 🙄 Lol.
In later years...we respected that we each knew JESUS, and, I believe, that was a huge point in the respect for one another...grown out of a rocky start! 😒 Yet, "what satan meant for evil, GOD meant for good."!!!😉
Let me speak a moment about Maureen, only, for this is sooo in honor of a "forever sister-in-law".
She was bigger than Life...a "real" "go to" type of which her family and friends seemed to follow at will. She was a leader whether leading her kids, grands, her nieces/nephews, or, when doling out her bold opinions to even her Harvey ( were her blessing), speaking out on her deep religious convictions...or when handing out instructions while talking and dealing with family. She thrived and strived to be with family.
I remember when many looked down at a youthful family member, yet... she ran to "that one"...attending to the needs, regardless of what others thought. Yes, some noticed, Maureen...and GOD noticed. You, also, tried rehabilitating David by putting him to work, firing and hiring him time after time! Lol. The beat went on.
But, you tried hard to give him a sense of self-respect of which seemed more than any! The Love did show, Maureen. Did I ever thank you?
To get a hug, an applaud, or a burrito from this lady was, seemingly, a gift from GOD HIMSELF!!! She sent all away with Love!!!
Keep on keeping on, Sister (I bet when JESUS first "downs" your put an even bigger smile on HIS face) 🤭🤗😌
Love your spunk, Maureen...that, most definitly, will be missed! 😢
I will see you again. Loving you always...Sis Susan

Kim Bousum

22 febrero , 2021

I followed Maureen for years from place to place that she had and lastly enjoyed seeing her in her taco truck. I loved here sassy style, her beautiful smile and, of course, her food. She made everyone feel like they were her friend. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Prayers to her family at this time. She will be missed greatly by this community.

Theresa Valencia

22 febrero , 2021

To my Cavazos family's my heart is broken to hear about my cousin Marureen passing may she Rest In Heaven with no more pain. She. will be missed by all she was a good women. Love to you all. Love Theresa Cavazos Valencia family.

Tina Zuppardo

22 febrero , 2021

I worked with Maureen at the Y and loved walking in to see her smiling face! She was always such a joy. We shared many laughs together and a friendship that lasted long after she left the Y. She was a beautiful woman and made the most amazing food! I will miss you, Maureen! Love from your “Italian friend”!

Lisa Heavilin -Nelson

22 febrero , 2021

Such a sweet wonderful person. Always enjoyed her visits to Woody's.

Nancy Evans

22 febrero , 2021

Maureen was a great person in every way. I will always remember her smile and her kindness ❤️ RIH

TawanaMarie Miller

22 febrero , 2021

A beautiful woman with a huge heart!!! I’m truly blessed to have known her. Momma, you will definitely be missed by many. Much love!