Maria Elena Ornelas passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 24, 2019. She was 73. Mrs. Ornelas was born to Rosalio Hernandez and Julia Guzman in San Pedro Tesistan, Jalisco, Mexico on May 18, 1946. She has been a resident of this community for 54 years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent homemaker, gardener, and loved to cook delicious meals for her large family. She was an avid fan of the Mexican soccer team “Las Chivas” and especially enjoyed going to her grandkids sporting events. Mrs. Ornelas was proud of many accomplishments some being able to see Robert F. Kennedy in person and also in her early years she and her sister, Florencia worked and sent money to help their parents buy their first family home.
Maria Elena Ornelas is survived by her husband, Ignacio of 48 years of marriage; two sons, Guillermo (Melissa) Ornelas, Jose (Elsa) Ornelas; three daughters, Maria (Arthur) Haduca, Marcela (Martin) Flores, Griselda (Francisco) Bonilla; two sisters; and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on Thursday. Mass will be held today on October 4th, Friday at 10am at Our Lady Help of Christian with burial following at Valley Public Cemetery.
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