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Thursday April 8th, 2021
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Thursday April 8th, 2021
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St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Friday April 9th, 2021
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Thatcher Cemetery
Monday April 12th, 2021
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Eloisa Cardenas Apodaca

Eloisa Cardenas Apodaca or “Locha” as she was affectionately known by many, a resident of Thatcher, entered into eternal rest early Sunday, Easter morning, April 4, 2021, at the Haven of Safford, surrounded by her loving family. Eloisa was 75.

Eloisa was born March 18, 1946 in La Junta, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan Pable Cardenas and Octavia Moreno. She met the love of her life, Jose Apodaca, in 1966. They were married in 1969. Together they raised their four children, relocating to Arizona in search of a better future. Eloisa enjoyed being a homemaker, taking great pride in cooking for her family. Her hobbies included crocheting and watching Tela Novelas. In 1988, she suffered a great loss as her son, Jose Ivan, passed away following a tragic accident. The loss of her son was very difficult to overcome. She was able to move forward in life by focusing on and keeping busy with her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eloisa leaves to mourn: her children, Maria Bejarano (Ray), Pancho Apodaco (Susana), Ramon, Yvanna (Lawrence), Cindy (Marcus), Angelica, Panchito, Mario, Victoria and Mikey; three great-grandchildren, Mia Ray, Adriel and baby Chavez; five brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. Eloisa was predeceased by: her beloved husband, Jose; her son, Jose Ivan; her parents, Juan Pablo and Octavia Cardenas; and her sisters, Minda Cardenas and Chayo Chavez.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Eloisa will be celebrated Friday morning, April 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Rev. Nathaniel Mma.

A Rosary and prayers will be offered Thursday evening, April 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, April 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Eloisa will be laid to rest Monday morning, April 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the Thatcher Cemetery.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page,Friday morning, April 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).


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I volunteered out at the Care Center and fell in love with this sweet kind lady! Eloisa always had the softest smile and made me feel special. My love goes to her family.

Wanda Evans Apr 11 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eloisa Apodaca

Brenda Taylor Apr 9 2021 4:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eloisa Apodaca

Martha Luque Apr 9 2021 12:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eloisa Apodaca

Enrique and Olga Lopez Apr 7 2021 10:57 PM

We are so saddened by the loss of Art's favorite Tia. Please know our hearts and big hugs are with all of you, xoxo

Art and Karen Cardenas Apr 7 2021 2:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eloisa Apodaca

Bryan Moon Apr 7 2021 10:38 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Eloise, you will be dearly missed, and so joyously welcomed by your family and friends who passed before you! I have been so blessed to spend many childhood years growing up with your kind and beautiful children.
I am very grateful for the countless times that you welcomed me into your home and fed me delicious home cooked meals! You are such an inspiring example as a Mother and Wife!
We love and miss you!

Kathy Ward Lawrence Apr 7 2021 3:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eloisa Apodaca

Kathy Ward Lawrence Apr 7 2021 2:31 AM

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