Helen "Elena" Pesqueira Alday 2/13/1925 - 6/24/2011 Preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Albert Rico Alday; son, Larry; grandson, Ambrose. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy; sons, Albert (Maria), Richard (Norma) and Sam (Melinda). She is survived by five grandchildren, Mark, Clarissa, Brian, Larry, LeeAnn; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Maria Luisa "Licha" Salcido. She will forever be remembered for her love of music and interpretation of songs. The family would like to thank the staff at Evercare Hospice who provided exceptional care for our mother. A special thank you to our family and friends for all their support and prayers during this most difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a local chapter of Cancer / Leukemia charity. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, South Chapel, 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 9:00 a.m. Mass will follow, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 29, 2011