Paulita Pacheco was a daughter of Juanita C. Tenorio and granddaughter of Andrea Ortiz. She was a sister of noted potters Robert Tenorio and Hilda Coriz. She was the mother of Rose Pacheco and the aunt to Ione Coriz. Her nephew-in-law was Warren Coriz. She was married to Gilbert Pacheco (1940-2010) who often helped her with her pottery. Each piece was made with native clay and coil-built. They were painted with various colors of clay slips.