Mary R. Balderas, age 78 of Geneva, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.
Mary was born on February 13, 1941, in Pharr, TX the daughter of Manuel and Celica (Sierra) Rangel. She moved to West Chicago in 1946 where she lived with her parents and three siblings at the time.
Angel and Mary met on a blind date in West Chicago in 1956 and later wed on January 19, 1958. Angel and Mary made their home in Aurora for over 40 years.
Mary was a licensed cosmetologist for over 30 years opening up her first business in the early 60's. In the early 80's she became a licensed Realtor and practiced for another 30 years until she retired in 2011.
Mary was the first women President of the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she was a board member of Merchants Bank in Aurora and a member of the Greater Aurora Association of Realtors and Tri-County Board of Realtors.
Mary's work ethic was like no other, she was a true business women who was well respected by so many in the City of Aurora. Mary touched many lives and helped so many families through her journey.
Mary was a loving wife and was the diamond of her husbands heart. She was the nicest and most respectable woman you'd be blessed to know. Mom was the definition of loyalty and her drive to give back to her family was endless. Her love for her family was perfect and is called Agape love, it loves with-out expecting anything in return, it loves you in spite of right or wrong. Her work ethic was over the top. Looking back we wish she would have enjoyed life more, but her joy was giving back. Her faith moved mountains, her relationship with God was intimate and we watched her pray for others and God would hear her petitions and respond. She is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You're perfect now mom!
In addition to her husband, Angel, she is survived by her son Hector (Elia) of Naperville, son Angel (Sharon) of Oswego, son David (Michelle) of Florida and daughter Eleanor (Phillip) Morris of Geneva. Nine grandchildren: Adam, Daniel, Tiffany, William, Christian, Brooke, Joshua, Hannah and Eric; Great grandchildren: Ryan, Caleb, Natalia, David, Finnley, Phoenix; Siblings: Esperanza, Joe, Irma, Amy, Robert, Art, Jesse and Minerva.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Manuel and Celica Rangel, Rojelio (brother) Manuel (brother).
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Service will be held at 1:00 at Dieterle Funeral Home at 1120 S. Broadway, Montgomery, IL 60538. Interment will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.
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