Consuelo “Chelo” Cadena, age 99, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at The Green House Cottages of Homewood in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, April 13, 1924, to José Felix and Lucita Cadena in Mexico City, Mexico.
Chelo was a very giving person, she was always kind and generous to everyone she met. She often could be seen taking care of complete strangers, bringing them food, clothes, and medication and using her nursing knowledge to help them in any way she could. Chelo had a big heart, she truly cared for people and loved to help those less fortunate. She was very proud of being a RN and loved how it gave her the tools to help people. Chelo enjoyed spending time in the garden, arts and crafts, making desserts, and traveling all over in her free time.
She was a devout Catholic, attending the St. Agnes Catholic Church for many years and always doing good for God. Chelo loved to dance, even up to her very last days. She cherished her children and grandchildren; they always brought a bright beautiful smile to her face. Chelo was a great mother, sacrificing a lot to create a loving home for her family. She was always there for her family, no matter what.
Chelo is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings.
Chelo is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Julio and Zuki Amparan of Fort Worth, and Jorge and Carina Amparan of West Covina, California; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jose Hernandez of Mena, and Jessica and Richard Rice of Henderson, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Omar, Hazel, Hazlett, Luis Eduardo, Jean Pier, George, and Ethan; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
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