ELIDA ABREGO EAST CHICAGO, IN Elida Abrego, age 82, passed away peacefully in her home in East Chicago, IN on May 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Ramon Abrego of East Chicago; children: Cindy (Ramon) Zacarias of East Chicago, Laura (Lazaro) Rodriguez of Highland, Maria (Mario) Gomez of East Chicago, and Elida (Raul) Franco of East Chicago. Elida was always surrounded by her loving grandchildren: Juanita De La Cruz, Jesus (Margorie) De La Cruz, Christina (Miguel) Navarro, Veronica Gomez, Mario Gomez, Maria (Jorge) Marrero, Ramon Zacarias, Jr., and Joel Zacarias. She enjoyed the laughter of her great grandchildren: Elida, Tatiana, Samuel, Julianna, Victoria, Angelica and Alejandro; sisters, Esther Sauceda and Magdalena (Martin) Castillo and one brother, Gilberto (Dora) Rodriguez. Preceded in death by her parents: Luis and Clara Rodriguez; daughter, Juanita De La Cruz; brothers: Jose Luis Rodriguez, Arturo Avila, and Fernando Avila; and one sister, Maria Luisa Rodriguez. Elida was born and raised in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. There she met her life companion, Ramon Abrego, and was married on September 13, 1946. This year would have been their 64th anniversary. Elida touched the lives of many with her contagious smile and generosity. She spent most of her time around her family and enjoyed fellowship at her local church. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at Pentecostal Church of God (3802 Elm Street, East Chicago, IN). Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Pentecostal Church of God on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with services following from 6:00-9:00 p.m. For information please call 219-365-9554 www.chapellawnfunerals.com
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Published in The Times from May 8 to May 10, 2012