Evangelina Vasquez

July 23, 1933 - April 26, 2008

Evangelina Vasquez (nee Zuniga) of Waukesha died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 74. She was born July 23, 1933, in Roma, Texas, to Leopoldo and Ramona (nee Salazar) Zuniga.

She was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha and was a longtime member of the Guadalupe Society. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, the slot machines and pool.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Frances (Teodoro) Aguilera of Waukesha, Maria Vasquez of Waukesha, Francisco (Jan) Vasquez of Waukesha, Jessie Vasquez of Fox Lake, Ore., Jose (Tracy) Vasquez of Waukesha, Leonard (Linda) Vasquez Jr. of Waukesha, Ramona Escobedo of Waukesha, Rosa (the late Armondo) Trevino of Stevens Point, Ruth (John) Cavey of Waukesha, Vinnino (Cathy) Vasquez of Bancroft, Robert Vasquez of Oregon, Wis., and Louie (Liz) Vasquez of Waukesha. Evangelina also raised two special grandchildren, Michelle and Lorenzo Vasquez; 44 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother and sisters, Gilbert (Joan) Zuniga of Waukesha, Maria (the late Miguel) Arriola of Arkansas and Joe (Esperanza) Zuniga, Leo (the late Jeanne) Zuniga, Janie Zuniga and Noeila (the late Isabel) Segovia, all of Holland, Mich., and also her special dogs, Kayla and Kyla.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Leonard, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa "Cuchi" Vasquez in 2003.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue with prayers at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the funeral home, followed by a procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., for the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Evangelina’s special goddaughters, Mona Balboa and Lupe Brionez, for all of their help.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.