Chona Delgado Lovato

August 29, 1916April 26, 2019

Chona Delgado Lovato was born in San Gabriel, CA. on August 29, 1916 to Julio Delgado and Apolonia Granada Delgado and ultimately passed in her home in Delano, CA. on Friday April 26, 2019 at the age of 102.

Chona is survived by her children; Rosenda & Juan Medina, Phyllis & Felix Ortiz, Gloria & Mark Reyna, Rita Cowell, Peggy Cowell, and Morris & Belen Lovato; her sister Jean Gadberry and Sammie Delgado; her brother Julio Delgado, as well as 35 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren, and 74 great great grand children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Alex and Philip Delgado, her sister Cipriana Delgado, her daughter Delfina Delgado, her son-in-law Edward Delgado, and her grandsons Edward Delgado Jr. and Robert Reyna.

A visitation for Chona will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Road, Delano, CA 93215. Mass will occur Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mary's of the Miraculous Medal Parish, 916 Lexington St., Delano, CA 93215. Immediately followed by the committal service at North Kern Cemetery District, 627 Austin St., Delano, CA 93215.

Serving as pallbearers are Danny Garcia, Richard Herreria, Ruben Ortiz, Morris Lovato III, Carlos Reyna, Frankie Hernandez, Raymond Delgado and Lionel Reyna.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lovato family.


  • Danny Garcia, Pallbearer
  • Richard Herreria, Pallbearer
  • Ruben Ortiz, Pallbearer
  • Morris Lovato III, Pallbearer
  • Carlos Reyna, Pallbearer
  • Frankie Hernandez, Pallbearer
  • Raymond Delgado, Pallbearer
  • Lionel Reyna, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


Chona Delgado Lovato

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Rachel Marquez

May 8, 2019

Chona was a whipper snapper for sure , vibrant , strong a good mother to her children . She had a strong firm voice , i so admired her strong spirit .

My heartfelt condolences to all the family . Much love to all from me . I pray comfort, peace to all .

Anita Herreria

May 5, 2019

I miss you grandma you were such a strong women and your memory to the end was amazing what you would remember when we had our talks and how thoughtful you were you were such a huge part of the family and will always be cherished and thankful for god giving you us for these blessed years I Love you my Grandmama 😞😥🙏🏼

Carmen Wesir Flores

April 29, 2019

I was so sadden when Clarissa had texted me that Chona passed away...I can remember Chona when she worked and would visit with my parents (Alex and Carmen Wesir)...Chona was a very active person, always making jokes....I remember she would tell her jokes in Spanish thinking I didn't understand what she was saying....I told her "oh no Chonita that came out of you".... she would laugh so loud...I had the pleasure to work with her and loved hearing her stories.....My condolences to all her family members for your loss.... prayers to all of you....Carmen Flores 🙏🙏