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Margarita (Alvarez) Chiprez


Posted By: Stacy Bliesener (email)
Date: 11/13/2014 at 02:05:27

Margarita Chiprez, 87, of Burlington, died at 8:30 PM Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born June 5, 1927, in Del Rio, TX, she was the daughter of Atanasio and Piedad Areasola Alvarez. On March 29, 1946, she married Jesus Arturo Chiprez in Texas. He died October 17, 2012.

Margarita worked at Williams and Dickies in Uvalde, TX and then at Champion Spark Plug in Burlington.

She was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and especially attending her grandchildren's activities.

Survivors include two sons, Enrique "Chip" (Junellen) Chiprez of Loveland, CO and Art (Sue) Chiprez of Burlington; one daughter, Rosalinda (Socorro) Perez of Burlington; four grandchildren, Chris (Melissa) Chiprez, Melissa (Brian) Krieger, Angelica (Eric) Perez-Hall, and Marcos (Annie Larson) Perez; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia, Lauren, Isaiah, Julian, Adrian, Luna, Drew, Carson, and Isabella; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Maria Limones of Uvalde, TX and several nieces and nephews,

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family to receive friends following a 3:00 PM Rosary Service until 5:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Chiprez will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 17, 2014, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Father Hai Dinh as the Celebrant and Rev. Father Bruce DeRammelaere as the Concelebrant. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at St. John's cafeteria following the burial.

A memorial has been established to SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.


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