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Raquel Soleau


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Raquel Soleau Obituary
Raquel Soleau, 85, passed June 22, 2018 in Burbank, California in the company of her son Michael & daughter-in-law Michele. Born September 12th, 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 Michigan who, at the time, was serving his nation in the US Army at Fort Bliss Texas as she visited family living in El Paso Texas. The two married July 4th, 1952 after a short courtship sharing 65 years of marriage together between the cities of Toledo Ohio 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 10th at 11am with memorial service at 12:30pm at the Crestview Funeral Home at 1462 N Zaragoza Rd., El Paso TX with inurnment to follow at 2pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso.
Published in El Paso Times on Aug. 9, 2018
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