Beatrice (Bea) A. Enriquez passed away August 3, 2012. Born December 31, 1931 in Sonora, AZ. to Tomasa and Leondro Armenta. She was a long time resident of Azusa and then Covina. She attended Lee School and Citrus Union High School. She married Henry (Chino) Enriquez on Oct. 1952. Moved to Covina and lived in the same house for 55 yrs, next door to her sister Lupe.
Bea is preceded in death by her husband of 46 yrs, Henry (Chino) Enriquez, her infant son, Henry John. Her three brothers, Joe, Manuel and Alfred and two sisters Mary Ontiveros and Armida (Shorty).
Bea worked at General Dynamics, Pomona and Hughes Missile Systems, Rancho Cucamonga as a machine operator for many years.
She loved being out with her flowers be it roses, irises and later her geraniums of many colors. She is known for baking the best rum cake She also loved taking her little dog "Baby" for walks around her neighborhood.. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Telling them stories and playing games with them.
Bea leaves behind her four children, Larry (Virginia), Henry Jr. (Patricia), Helen (Keith) Brazeau and Susan Purther. Her ten grandchildren, Yvette, Mark, Vincent, Christopher, Jennifer, Richard, Hank, Niomie, Warren and Lauren. Four great grandchildren, Alysia, Layla, Audrey, and Michael. Also, six sisters, Lupe Segura, Carmen Enriquez, Virginia Mejia, Angie Cardiel, Frances Lopez and Connie Serna and two brothers Pete and Albert.
Service to be held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel on Friday, August 10th. Visitation 11:00-1:00 including rosary, with service immediately to follow. She will be dearly missed, but we know she will be dancing with Chino
or maybe fishing.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 9, 2012