Kateri Nona Waites
July 20, 1985  -  March 6, 2017

Kateri Nona Waites

Kateri was born in Ruidoso, NM on July 20 1985 and was raised with her 3 brothers in both Mescalero, NM and Lordsburg, NM. She graduated from Lordsburg High School and also studied Aerospace engineering at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

She then resided back in Mescalero with her family and raised her 2 children, Jaden and Kierstin. She liked to make people laugh and always had a smile, especially when she was around her family and friends. She most of all loved being a mother and was always taking her kids on adventures everywhere with her, she will be remembered for her laughs, smiles, and love.

She survived by her children, Jaden and Kierstin; her aunt Irene; step-mother, Marylou; sister, Summer; brothers, Norman, Stephen, Chris, and numerous relatives both close and distant from both sides of her family. She will be greatly missed and loved.

Her funeral service was Tuesday, March 14, at St. Joseph’s Apache Mission with burial at the Mescalero Cemetery.


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  1. Payne Family
    Ruidoso, NM

    We extend our sincere condolences to the entire Waites family . In this sad time may you find strength in our heavenly Father's promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death by a resurrection and death will be no more Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28.
    May this precious hope that awaits us, with the love of family and friends, bring a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

  2. Keri French-Stambaugh
    Ruidoso, NM

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here if we can help in any way...

    With love,
    Keri, Steve, Emma, Cooper & Abby

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