Celia Martinez (nee Flores), age 91 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, January 31, 2020. She is survived by two children, Debra (late Salvador) Bolaños and Alfonso Martinez; 3 grandchildren: Mariela Bolaños, Salvador Alfonso (Jessica) Bolaños and Alejandra Bolaños; sister, Rose Del Bosque; nieces and nephew, Joyce Del Bosque, Dina Garcia, Mark Del Bosque and Carol Flores. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso (2000); brother, Oscar Flores.
A Mass of Christian Burial will held Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Frank Torres officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and from 9:30 am until time of Mass at the Church on Wednesday morning.
Celia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, a former active member of the Union Benefica Mexicana, past National Vice-President of LULAC Council #349 and was a founder of Escaramuza Charra Las Villistas. Celia was a community organizer and found joy in bringing people together through Mexican Culture. For fun Celia enjoyed her lady friends in their Bunco/Loteria Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to Xel-Ha Escuela de Danza would be appreciated. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
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