Monte Vista resident Lena Chacon, 88, passed away February 9, 2013, at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, with her loving family by her side. Lena was born November 11, 1924, the daughter of Andres Ruybal and Delidia Medina. Lena was a wonderful Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great –grandmother and friend. She was a homemaker who totally enjoyed life, she enjoyed watching the Golden Girls, her novellas, listening to music, dancing, reading, poetry, making dolls, painting, gardening, cooking, crocheting, knitting, sewing and having her loving family with her. She especially enjoyed spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with all of her family.
Lena is survived by three daughters; Laura (Eppie) Martinez of Lafayette, CO; Virginia “Cathy” (Tony) Mascarenas of Monte Vista, CO; Juanita (Roger) Herrera of Monte Vista, CO; three sons Michael (Martha) Chacon of Alamosa, CO; Reno (Lorena) Chacon of Center, CO; Jesse (Nancy) Chacon of Monte Vista, CO; Lena has thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren, she is also survived by many nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.
Lena was preceded in death by her parents Andres and Delidia Ruybal, her husband Felix Chacon, daughter Edna Mae Chacon, two granddaughters Wanda Montez and Marlene Herrera, grandson Jeremaih Chacon, seven sisters Leah, Lucy, Jean, Nora, Cora, Estrella, and Elva.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 7:00 PM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM also at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Interment will follow at the Workers Union Cemetery in Monte. Vista. Arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.