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Our dear mother, Consuelo Y Casillas, 96, entered eternal life on November 3, 2023. Consuelo aka Chelo was born February 18, 1927 in Bisbee, Arizona, where she lived most of her life. For the past twenty-nine years she has resided in Benson, Arizona. Where her beloved husband, Cornelio C Casillas (Corny) was laid to rest on January 18, 1995.
Mom was a wonderful, caring, nurturer, mentor and guide for both family and friends. She was a homemaker who loved people, crocheting, counted cross stitch, crafts in general, putting puzzles together, listening to music and dancing. She had countless other hobbies and pastimes, her favorite being spending time talking, laughing and playing games with family and friends.
Mom is survived by two daughters, Hope (Frank A.) Chavez, and Mary aka. Twinkie (Lupe W.) Diaz, eight grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mom was preceded in death by four brothers, and one sister: Pedro, Andres, Lupe, Abram Yanez and Hortencia Martinez.
Also preceding her in death were her husband Cornelio, one daughter Josephine (George) Chamberlain, one grandson, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for November 11, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 386 E 5th Street, Benson, Arizona 85602. Viewing will begin at 10:00am, the Rosary will be at 10:30am, and the Holy Mass will begin at 11:00am. Burial to follow at Cochise Gardens of Rest Cemetery, 1050 S Post Road, Benson, Arizona 85602.
A potluck luncheon in the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will immediately follow the burial.
We invite friends and family in attendance to consider wearing bright colored clothing. Also, anyone wanting to join in the potluck luncheon is welcome to do so.