Leonor "Lennie" LaFrance

July 23, 1945July 30, 2018

Leonor (Lennie) LaFrance, July 23, 1944 – July 30, 2018. Our beloved sister and aunt is now in the arms of our eternal Father. Life-long El Paso resident, 1962 Technical High School graduate and career employee of El Paso Police Department, serving as the secretary for the Office to the Chief of Police. Preceded in death by parents, Jesus Chacon-Taylor and Leonor Chacon, and brother, Jesus Ruben Chacon. She is survived by her sisters - Elvira Munoz, Yolanda Zavala, Victoria Alva, Patricia Chacon and 12 nieces and nephews. Services on Sunday, August 5, 2018, Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana –public visitation from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral mass on Monday, August 6, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 2709 Alabama St. at 1:30 pm. Internment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 2:30 pm.


  • Preceded in death by parents, Jesus Chacon-Taylor and Leonor Chacon, and brother, Jesus Ruben Chacon. She is survived by her sisters - Elvira Munoz, Yolanda Zavala, Victoria Alva, Patricia Chacon and 12 nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Vigil Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 6, 2018

Leonor "Lennie" LaFrance

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Dolores E Saenz

August 6, 2018

My dearest friend has gone to heaven . I was your friend for more than 45 years and no matter where we went separate ways are love was still in my heart with you. But we were in contact with each other I will always love and remember you always. We will be Hijas De Maria for ever we will be together was again with the Bless Mother.

Norma Thayne Perez

August 5, 2018

My dear cousin Leonorcita, Thank you for always being a sweetheart. You always had a smile to share with me. I know that you are now in Heaven with Jim and all your loved ones that have gone ahead of us. I know life gave you many challenges, but you had the will and strength to overcome them. I will miss you and will always hold you in my heart. God bless and keep you!

Carmen Paredes

August 4, 2018

My beautiful and sweet little cousin "Lennie". May you Rest In Peace and now you are not only in Heaven with our Lord but with Jim, and your loved ones. I will miss you, as you were not only kind, but the sweetest, and I have always loved you. Carmen Paredes 💕

Helen Frias

August 4, 2018

I want to express special appreciation to my dear friend Leonor La France, for her many words of comfort and kindness, she will always be remembered for her warm smile and that twinkle in her eyes, thank you for treating like part of your family, never like a provider, I remember this last Christmas that you spent with your family you came back home with food that you had saved for me and my kids, you were always there for me like a mother protecting me, I miss you already thank you for everything .

Mary Stanfield-Barrett

August 3, 2018

Lennie LaFrance, was, the El Paso Police Department, to many of us. She always had a huge smile, a hug and a wink for anyone who needed it. Lennie took care of us all like a mother hen, fussing when needed and protecting us in like measure. She ran the chief’s office with precision and could always find the answer to any question. We were blessed to have her working with us. God called one of his angels home.

Vic Maldonado

August 3, 2018

In February 1978, ATF was conducting my background. Knowing that I would be leaving EPPD soon, I wanted to keep my badge, #603. So I reported that it had been lost in a fight. I had to go to the Chief's Office to have a new badge assigned to me, and Lennie issued me a new one. So in March, I made detective and was issued a detective bade as well. On April 21, I resigned and reported to the Chief's Office to turn in my equipment, including my newly issued patrol badge and the gold detective badge. Lennie took the patrol badge, looked at me and told me that I could keep the detective badge as a keepsake. She told me to add it to my "lost" #603 badge and then she winked at me. I have those two badges professionally displayed with my dates of service on the wall of my office at home. Thank you Lennie, God Bless your soul! She was a friend to all of us who worked the streets!

rosemary staley

August 3, 2018

She was a great lady, always polite and good company. She will have a special place in heaven.

Andrew Smithson

August 2, 2018

Lennie was truly a wonderful lady and she was loved by all. She always made you feel good with her personal kindness and attention. She had a genuine concern toward all. Lennie was exceedingly knowledgeable and helpful. People seldom meet people of her quality in life's travels. God bless her and keep her.

S. T. Lillie

August 2, 2018

I remember Lennie as the secretary for the Chief. When I was called to the Chief's office to be scolded she attempted to shed some light and humor on the situation. Her smile and understanding went a long ways to ease the impact of a bad situation. I can only hope that she is now basking in the warm light she has earned.

Ruben Delgado

August 2, 2018

Lenny was always a Lady and loved by all. Her choice to interact with everyone on a personal level is admirable. Will always be in our hearts.