Maria Lete

Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2016


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Location: LaFollette's Chapel


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church


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Maria Altuna Lete
November 1, 1924-February 22, 2016

Maria Altuna Lete 91, died in Meridian, Idaho at the home of her son, Jess Lete, Monday February 22nd!
Maria was born in Vergara, Guipuzcoa Spain to Jose Martin Altuna and Lucia Eguidazu.
At the age of 35 she married Domingo Lete and traveled by boat to America! They began their family right away.
Maria is survived by 4 of her siblings, which all live in Euskadi (Spain), many nieces and nephews, her son Javier and wife Kelly Lete, daughter Amparo and husband Karl Hofman and son Jess and wife Tina Lete! Also, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren!  
Maria and Domingo owned and operated the Plaza Hotel for 22 years, which was known as one of the Basque Boarding houses around in Burns, Oregon. Together they created a little bit of Euskadi, the Basque culture, right here in Burns for all the lodgers. The lodgers were like family. There were 14 rooms always filled with young men trying to make a good living, so they could bring their families to America for a better life.
Maria was an amazing Basque cuisine cook, she cooked many meals for community leaders, Rep. Bob Smith and even once for Governor, Vic Atiyeh. Maria could make something out of nothing! Everybody loved going to the Plaza Hotel for great food and awesome entertainment! Maria will be missed greatly, she was the best of the best! May she join our wonderful father up in heaven!  In lieu of flowers, a donation in Maria's memory can be made to the Autism Society Treasure Valley, P.O. Box 44831 Boise, Idaho 83711.

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