Lela Marquez

April 6, 1931June 20, 2013

Lela Marquez, 82, died June 20, 2013 with her family by her side in La Puente, California.

She was born April 6, 1931, in Van Houten, New Mexico to Sam Miera Sr. and Rafelita Miera. Her father was a coal miner in New Mexico and her mother was a homemaker.

Lela married Jose Abram Marquez in March 8, 1954 and they moved to Denver, Colorado. They relocated to Riverside, California in 1966. Lela worked in several convalescent homes including homes including Plymouth Towers.

She enjoyed dancing and socializing. She devoted her time and energy into her 9 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. she loved nothing more than a house full of family noise and laughter.

Lela Marquez, is survived by her sisters, Virginia Vigil, Mary Miera, Patsy Romo; brother, Sam Miera; 2 sons Richard Marquez, Victor Marquez, ; daughters Elsie Arias, Genevive Rodriguez, Debbie Garcia, Patricia Muro and Sandy Pardo; 54 grandchildren and over 100 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92504. Interment to follow at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 5, 2013

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July 9, 2013

WE little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone for part of us went we you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. I'll forever miss you, Your baby sister PATSY

mary miera

July 8, 2013

hi sis I will miss hearing those words whenever we talked on the phone and I will miss going to visit you wherever you lived be it riverside, hemet or la Puente. you will be in my heart always. I am glad that my daughters got to know you as well when we visited. you were a special sister to me being 14 years older. you left a big legacy with your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. rest in peace, lela. love your sis vita

Holly Swanbeck

July 7, 2013

I haven't had much contact with my Auntie Lela in many years but I will always remember the visits that my mom, sister and I would have with her. I always loved her sense of fashion and getting her hair done. She was a joy and liked to have fun. She will truly be missed by everyone she encountered. Say hi to Grandma Lita and the rest of our family in heaven.

Johnny & Helen Vigil

July 6, 2013

To my Auntie Lela's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We wish we could be there with you. For now all we can do is keep you in our prayers that God may give you strength to get through this. We will always remember Auntie. She was a beautiful,generous and fun woman. Always smiling. I'm sure she will be the same in heaven. God has welcomed her with open arms and will keep her forever safe. Until we meet again Auntie Lela.


July 5, 2013

I remember Leila all ways with a smile on her face and laughing ! I pray for your family as they Morn the loss of nice lady

Andrew Miera

July 4, 2013

Grandma Lela I may have not known you as well others. But what I here is all the good things that everyone is saying and has said about you. You must have been a very amazing woman, My condolences go out to everyone that has lost you in there life. But knows God has taken another angel into the gates of heaven. May you Rest In Paradise along side my Dad Alex Miera, all the rest of the Family we have lost.

Victor Marquez

July 3, 2013

Mama, you will be missed very much even though we were miles apart there wasn't a day that you weren't in all of our prayers and thoughts. It is a blessing to say your spirit will live within each and everyone of us and we will cherish all of our memories of you. We will always share the memorable happy and crazy times with our family and others Rest now mama we love you , Love always your son Victor, Maddy, Papa, Pita and Apol & Family <3

Selena Lane

July 1, 2013

Grandma your truly missed bye all of us you were amazing to everyone I love you so much so does everyone else and no matter what your always gonna be in our hearts no matter whatYour with the angels now grandma it's hard not seeing you hear but it's easy knowing your some were good were you no longer have pain it would have been amazing to have you hear for more years but though your gone your never for gotten....

Jim & Renee & Boys Marquez

July 1, 2013

Grandma Lela thank you for all your kind words each time we would see you at Momma Gen's House...your smile always made our visit to know you were happy to see us.I am glad we were there to see you before the Lord took you home... The Lord always takes his best and I know we will all meet again..."NO eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind can imagined what God has prepared for those who love him" Corinthians 2:9 are now in his presence walk and dance those streets of Gold...Love you so much you will be missed!!!

Cathy Chavez

June 30, 2013

LeLa was a great person, she left behind some amazing kids and I am thankful she was part of my life, she well be miss, may you R.I.P and god has many rooms in his kingdom, there is a angel who is now working by Gods side, much condolences to the family, love you all.