ELKHART -- Maria Marquez, 89, of 928 S. Third St., died at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2006) at home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Filipe and Sista (Garcia) Marquez. She married Trinidad Marquez, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Martin Marquez of Elkhart; four daughters, Petra Marquez of Long Beach, Calif., Manuela Marquez of Elkhart, and Lorenza and Julia Marquez, both of Mexico; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A vigil service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1108 S. Main St., Elkhart, with the Rev. Wilson Corzo officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mrs. Marquez was a homemaker and a woman of faith who enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.billingsfuneralhome.com