ELENA E. SOLANO
Elena E. Solano, 86, born January 14, 1931 in Clovis, CA passed away in her home in Calexico, CA on April 11, 2017 after a 2 year illness of Non-Hodgkin B-Cell Lympohoma. She celebrated her 86 birthday on January 14, 2017 with many friends and family members. She was born to Miguel Esqueda and Delfina Cardoza in Clovis, CA and raised in Sanger, CA where she attended school graduating from the Sanger School District. She got married in 1951 in Sanger, CA to Jesus Solano raising seven children, Maria Elena Carrillo (Ricardo Carrillo) of Calexico, CA, Jesus Solano (Ofelia Solano) of Calexico, CA, Antonio Solano (Consuelo Solano) of Calexico, CA, Silvia Silva (Samuel Silva (deceased) of El Centro, CA, Angel Solano (Gina Solano-Cecilia Barajas) of Imperial, CA, Sally Silva (Moises Silva) of San Diego, CA, Rafael Solano, Maria Rodriguez and Patricia Moncada of Calexico, CA. 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She lived in Gilroy, CA until 1968 and settled in the Imperial Valley. She worked the fields of California becoming a member of the United Farm Workers Union where she defended the working rights of the field worker for a fair and decent pay and working conditions. In her last 20 years she worked as a caregiver until she retired. She lived a long and happy live always surrounded by her family members and friends always lending a helping hand as she saw the needs of her loved one's setting an example of strength and character to follow. Her faith in God helped her in life and gave her the will to do her best at any task she encountered. She is survived by her brother, Daniel Esqueda (Jan Rabe) of Fresno, CA; sisters, Mary Ann Ibarra (Leonardo Maldonado) of Fresno, CA, Alicia Reyes of Fresno, CA, Rachel Suarez (Melchor Suarez of Fresno, CA and by many family members of Northern, CA. She was preceded in death by sister, Connie Castellanos; brother, Eleazar Esqueda and sister Esther Ibarra. We thank God for allowing us to be part of her life and for that we are grateful and thankful In Mind And Heart her loving family. Bendiciones Madre no es un adios sino un hasta luego descanse en paz La Gran Senora Elena Esqueda Solano. Que Dios La Reciba En Su Santa Gloria y La Virgen Maria La Cubra Con Su Manto Amen. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hems Brothers Mortuary in Calexico and will be officiated by Pastor Jose Benson. Burial will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in Calexico.
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