Born in Lomita, CA, Elisa Vasquez Payan who early on moved with her mother and siblings to El Paso, TX, died early on the morning of November 25, 2012, of natural causes; she was 82. Everyone who met her knew she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and successful business woman. She is survived by her only child, Andres Payan, daughter-in-law, Magdalena Payan, grandchildren: Andy Payan Jr., Samantha Carpio, Maggie Payan, Matthew Medrano and two great-great grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Esther Morales, brother, Ricardo Vasquez and countless nieces and nephews. Elisa now joins her beloved late husband of 67 years, Florencio "Lencho" Payan in heaven. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Little Flower Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
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Published in El Paso Times from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8, 2012