Enriqueta Lira passed away on September 1, 2020. She was 89. She was born on July 15, 1931 to Margarito and Emilia Herrera in Mexicali, Mexico. She was married for 31 years to Luis Lira.
She loved to listen to music and was a great dancer back in the day. She was a wonderful cook and was always ready to share her special menudo and tamales. Her grandchildren always looked forward to her delicious stuffing at Thanksgiving. Enriqueta was a very classy lady who liked to dress nice and always looked beautiful. She was always surrounded by flowers and her biggest joys were her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son Henry. She is survived by her siblings; Tomasa Herrera and Juan Herrera (Blanca), children; Louie Lira (Maria), Becky Marquez (Ruben), Marie Lucci, and Roberto Lira, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 from 5-9pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. Mass will be held the following day at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial to follow at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery.
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