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Raquel Soleau

1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Raquel Soleau Obituary

Raquel Soleau, 85, passed June 22, 2018 in Burbank, CA in the company of her son Michael and daughter-in-law Michele. Born September 12, 1932 in Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jesus Chavez Sr. of Parral and Narcisa Morales of Villa Matamoros, Chihuahua. Raquel grew up and attended school in Parral, eventually meeting Thomas Edward Soleau of Monroe, MI who, at the time, was serving his nation in the US Army at Fort Bliss, TX as she visited family living in El Paso, TX The two married July 4, 1952 after a short courtship sharing 65 years of marriage together between the cities of Toledo, OH and El Paso. Upon Thomas's retiring, the two returned to El Paso permanently. Raquel was preceded in death by her husband Thomas five months earlier, six siblings including Jesus Chavez Jr., Fernando Chavez, Cutsberto Chavez and sisters Bertha Perez, Alicia Rubio and Evelia Chavez. Raquel is survived by her three sons Thomas E. (Pamela) Soleau Jr., Michael J. (Michele) Soleau, and Mark J. Soleau, six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life with family and friends will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. with memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at the Crestview Funeral Home at 1462 N Zaragoza Rd., El Paso, TX with inurnment to follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 10, 2018
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