LELA MARQUEZ Age 82, died June 20, 2013 with her family by her side in La Puente, California. She was born April 6, 1931 in Van Houton, New Mexico to Sam Miera Sr. and Rafelita Miera. Her father was a coal miner in New Mexico and her mother was a homemaker. Lela married Jose Abram Marquez on March 8, 1954 and the later moved to Denver, Colorado where she had nine children. They all relocated to Riverside, California in 1966. Lela worked at several convalescent homes including Plymouth Towers of Riverside. She enjoyed dancing and socializing. She devoted her time and energy into her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved nothing more than a house full of family noise and laughter. ` Lela Marquez is survived by her sisters: Virginia Vigil, Mary Miera, Patsy Romo; brother Sam Miera; sons Richard Marquez, Victor Marquez; daughters: Elsie Arias, Genevive Rodriguez, Debbie Garcia, Patricia Muro, Sandra Pardo: 54 grandchildren and over 100 great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held: July 5, 2013 , 10:00am at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, Ca 92545, www.achesonandgraham.com
. Interment to follow at Riverside National Cemetery.