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Chata Jacquez

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at San Jose Catholic Church in Carlsbad for Esther “Chata” Jacquez of Carlsbad.

Jacquez, 81, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at her home.

Fr. Martin Cordero will officiate the services, with interment to follow at the Carlsbad Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Steven Balencia, David De La Rosa, Johnny De La Rosa, Martin De La Rosa Jr., Fabian Munoz and Michael Munoz.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home in Carlsbad. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church.

Chata was born May 22, 1937, to Felipe and Paula (Chavez) De La Rosa.

She was an avid Elvis fan and saw him in concert numerous times. Chata served as a grandmother at Head Start for a number of years. She also volunteered with senior respite.

Survivors include her nephew and primary caregiver Ruben De La Rosa and wife Victoria of Artesia; her special companion, her cat, Lilly Belle; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfredo “Tana” Jacquez; five brothers; and seven sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com.