Chavez, Maria C., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the age of 87 years. Maria was born September 6, 1922, in Mexico to the late Deciderio and Juanita (Sandoval) Ceniseros. She retired from General Motors in 1978 where she worked as a laborer. She is survived by her children, Juanita, Mario and Marcos; granddaughters, Melissa and Erica; caregiver, Lupe Jaramillo; special niece, Paula Ruiz; and best friend, Lupe Ortega. She was predeceased by her husband Pablo Chavez; her son, Tomas; her special niece, Victoria Ruiz; and her brothers and sisters. The family would like to thank Fr. Frank Voris and the staff at St. Mary’s of Michigan for the wonderful care they provided to Maria. Lupe Jaramillo would like to extend a personal thank-you to Paula for all the help she gave her caring for Maria. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3680 S. Washington Ave. Fr. Frank Voris, OFM CAP will officiate. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony.