|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1932|
Baja California, Mexico
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2010|
Maria Arevalo, 78, of Calexico passed away peacefully after suffering a heart attack Saturday morning, July 17 in her home.
She was born March 17, 1932 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and was later married to Jose Arevalo Martinez in November 1952 in Mexicali. They enjoyed a marriage of 58 years and had three daughters and one son.
Maria worked as a sales associate for Bern's Clothing Story in Calexico from 1965 - 1975 before going to work for Green Valley Packing Co., where she was employed from 1975 - 1995. She was an excellent, hard working woman who has instilled her strong work ethics in her children and grandchildren. Those ethics will always be an influence in any endeavor we, the family, pursue in our personal and professional journeys in life.
"Mama Chuy" as she was lovingly known, was dedicated to her husband and children as family unity was the essence of her life. She was always generous to those in need, an attentive listener and an extremely entertaining conversationalist. Her conversations surrounded any audience with laughter and joy.
Visitation will take place Thursday, July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m .at Hems Brothers Chapel in Calexico with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass is scheduled for Friday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Calexico with Father Gerardo Fernandez officiating. Maria will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following Mass.
"Mama Chuy" is survived by her husband, Jose Arevalo of Calexico; daughters, Francisca Arevalo, Josie Arevalo, and Susana Arevalo, all of Calexico; son, Jose Daniel Arevalo of Brawley; 12 grandchildren, Griselda, Oscar, Luisana, Jose R., Patricia, Cecilia, Jose, Antonio, Mayra, Yahaira, Daniel and Alex; and 5 great-grandchildren, Oscarito, Gisellita, Andreita, Alexa and Emiliano.
"Mama Chuy" was loved by all of her family and friends. We will always carry her presence in our hearts and memories in our minds. May she rest in peace...
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online
on July 22, 2010
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Dec 18, 2013
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