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JOSE "CECILIO" CHAPA


1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
JOSE "CECILIO" CHAPA Obituary
JOSE "CECILIO" CHAPA MISSION - Jose "Cecilio" Chapa passed on to the next life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born on March 18, 1932, to Cecilio and Bernarda (Valverde) Chapa in Camargo, Tamps. Mexico. He graduated from Rio Grande City High School in 1953 and joined the Army. He served his country proudly in the Korean War where he was based in Germany. He met his wife Juanita Pena November 26, 1956. Their 57 year marriage produced five children: Adriana Chapa (Jim Wratten), Alma Moore (Nick), Joe Chapa (Reyna), Annette Chapa, Luis Chapa (Jill); eight grandchildren: Larissa Flores, Marcos Danielson, Jake Moore, Steve Johnson, Cassandra Chapa (Tony), Cecilio Chapa (Eliza), Christina Chapa, Chantelle Chapa; four great-grandchildren: Trinity, Antonio & Ariana Diaz, Joseph Longwell. He is also survived by his sister Lydia C. Doyno and much-loved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Albino Chapa, Dolores Chapa Pena, Anita Chapa Garza, his brothers in law: Frank "Pache" Doyno, Policarpo Garza and his parents. Cecilio, owner of Sharyland Welding Service, worked as a welder for 45+ years. He will be remembered for his love of entertaining and his cheerful spirit. The funeral is Friday at 1:30 PM at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission followed by burial at Veterans Memorial. Honorary pallbearers: Rudy Canales, Oscar Jimenez and Joe Ramirez. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Flores Funeral Home of Mission. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on Apr. 11, 2014
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