OBITUARY

Concha Cadena

November 28, 1921January 15, 2023
Obituary of Concha Cadena
CONCHA CADENA 11/28/1921 – 01/15/2023 We mourn the passing of Concha Cadena, our sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She was born in El Paso, and lived and worked here all her life. She graduated from Bowie High School in 1939 and soon went on to work at Hortex Manufacturing, where she applied her strong work ethic in the Data Entry Department long before there even was a department by that name. Concha never married and had no children, but she found happiness in sharing her affection with her niece Shelley and nephew Charles. It became something of a tradition for her to visit her family in Los Angeles for the Christmas and Easter holidays at various times. She especially enjoyed family outings with the kids to visit Santa Claus at a local shopping mall. She liked traveling with her sister Teresa to such places as Santa Fe, Taos, and the Grand Canyon. In Sedona she was ready to clamber up and down and across the smooth, red rocks of the area, enjoying life to the hilt. An adventurous soul. She was a private person, not given to attending parties or other social events. She liked nothing better than to read the newspaper and keep up with politics, both local and national. A woman of sharp mind and quick wit, she would sometimes make incisive comments about the politics of the day. Her mental vitality was evident deep into her later years, until advancing age diminished her ability to follow the news as she once did. She was a devout Catholic and would frequently walk from her apartment to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to attend services. When she became too frail to undertake the walk, she would regularly watch a mass that was broadcast on TV. She followed that custom to the end of her days. We will miss her. A visitation for Concha will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a vigil at 6:00 PM followed by a scripture service at Funeraria del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX 79903. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMartin.com for the Cadena family.

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  • FAMILY

  • Maria Teresa Terrazas Mother (deceased)
  • Jose Cadena Father (deceased)
  • Teresa (Charles L. Finance) Sister
  • Shelly Niece
  • Charles Nephew

Past Services

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Visitation

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Vigil

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Scripture Service