Guadalupe (Rios) GamboaGuadalupe (Rios) Gamboa was born in Weslaco, Texas on January 30, 1940, to Manuel Sr. and Clara (Guajardo) Rios. She was the first child out of six that this union would produce. Her parents, brother Ramiro Sr., and father and mothers in law Louis and Guadalupe (Rivera) Gamboa preceded her in death.
Guadalupe (Rios) Gamboa
Guadalupe (Rios) Gamboa was born in Weslaco, Texas on January 30, 1940, to Manuel Sr. and Clara (Guajardo) Rios. She was the first child out of six that this union would produce. Her parents, brother Ramiro Sr., and father and mothers in law Louis and Guadalupe (Rivera) Gamboa preceded her in death.
Guadalupe was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since 1972. She attended school as a youth in Weslaco, Texas. On May 8, 1958, Guadalupe married her devoted husband Armando in Edinburgh, Texas. To this union they were blessed with nine loving children Joe, Rolando, Diana (Mike) Baird, Elizabeth (Brain) Lipsh, Robert, Edward, Michael, Samantha and Brice, along with six extended children Lisa Henson, Mark Brown, Greg Lind, Marie Jorgenson, Darla Larson and Paula Haugen.
In 1958, the Gamboa family moved to Oslo, Minnesota to pursue Armando's interest in farming. Fourteen years later, in 1972 the family moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota where Guadalupe's husband pursued employment in the East Grand Forks Community. Guadalupe was also a very active community member and excellent friend and supporter to the Hispanic community at UND.
Guadalupe worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Center and J.R. Simplot as she was always full of energy and enthusiasm. . Everyone she encountered enjoyed her company and instantly fell in love with her warm smile. Lupe as her late husband Mondo affectionately and fondly called her was always optimistic and friendly. She will always be unforgettable. She would always leave a positive and memorable impression on everyone she met and touched.
Guadalupe was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be missed for her home cooked meals, amazing presence, intelligence, wonderful smile, bingo playing, adventurous nature and willingness to reach out to others. Her home was always open to many of her children friends and family. Guadalupe opened her heart and home while sharing what she had with anyone who needed and desired her help. Lupe loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest.
On Tuesday November 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Altru Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones, the sun set on Guadalupe Gamboa. She returned home to our lord and savior after suffering from diabetes. Lupe fought a good fight before the effects of diabetes overcame her.
Guadalupe will be remembered and cherished forever by her loving family; daughters, sons, extended children and brothers: Manuel Jr., Ruben, and Ramiro Jr.; Sisters: Elva Flores and Delores Escochea, Twenty-two grandchildren: Desiree, Dustin, Savannah, Vance, Christian, Rainy, Angel, Stormy, Breeze, Sunny, Winter, Ryan, Thomas, Brook, Alyssa, Devon, Brandi, Bailee, Josh, Audra, Mathew, Trisha and Jessica; Great Grandchildren: Kiana, Alicia and Jiselle;, and Spiritual Brother, Dr. Matsimela Changa (MC) Diop; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Stennes Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW East Grand Forks, MN
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
A Special Thanks to:
Mr. & Mrs. Chapa, Mr & Mrs. Joe Campos, the DeLeon Family, Dr. MC Diop, the Altru SCCU & Third Floor West, Valley Eldercare for their love and compassion and to all our wonderful Family & Friends.
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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