Lela Marquez, 82, died June 20, 2013 with her family by her side in La Puente, California.
She was born April 6, 1931, in Van Houten, New Mexico to Sam Miera Sr. and Rafelita Miera. Her father was a coal miner in New Mexico and her mother was a homemaker.
Lela married Jose Abram Marquez in March 8, 1954 and they moved to Denver, Colorado. They relocated to Riverside, California in 1966. Lela worked in several convalescent homes including homes including Plymouth Towers.
She enjoyed dancing and socializing. She devoted her time and energy into her 9 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. she loved nothing more than a house full of family noise and laughter.
Lela Marquez, is survived by her sisters, Virginia Vigil, Mary Miera, Patsy Romo; brother, Sam Miera; 2 sons Richard Marquez, Victor Marquez, ; daughters Elsie Arias, Genevive Rodriguez, Debbie Garcia, Patricia Muro and Sandy Pardo; 54 grandchildren and over 100 great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92504. Interment to follow at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.