STELLA G. MARENTES PORTAGE, IN Stella G. Marentes (nee Gutierrez), age 82 of Portage passed away on November 7, 2013. She was born on October 21, 1931 in Gary, IN to Concepcion and Evira (Real) Gutierrez. Stella is survived by her husband of 45 years, Adrian Marentes of Portage; sons: Adrian Jr. and Aaron Marentes of Portage; daughters: Margaret (Robert) Hall of Portage and Monica (Michael) Rowe of LaPorte; three granddaughters: Adrien, Juliana, and Cassie Hall; brother, Bill Gutierrez of Portage; sisters: Paula Cranford of Ohio and Rebbeca Gutierrez of Arizona; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Hector and Manuel Deleon. Stella was a graduate of Froebel High School. She then attended Indiana University for three years and also studied one year at Intuition Americano- Mexicano in Guadalajara, Mexico. The family moved to Portage The Boondocks as she called it in 1954. Stella then worked in Chicago, first as a secretary to the Purchasing Department of a construction company. She then worked for Union Tank as a supervisor of the communication department. Stella then left this position to marry Adrian. Stella was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Parish since its inception in 1964. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Sodality. Stella was a former member of Ladies of Guadalupe Sodality and also a former member and past President of the home and school association of Nativity Catholic School, where she spent many hours volunteering. Stella liked the Cubs and was a diehard fan of Indiana University Basketball. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Portage IN. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 4:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368 and Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church. Memorial donations in Stellas name may be made to The Nativity Catholic School. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.
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Published in The Times on Nov. 10, 2013