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Maria Luisa Molina
September 18, 1930 - May 19, 2012
   

Biography

Mother passed into eternal life in the tranquil dawning of a new day on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Our Mom was born in Laredo,Texas on September 18, 1930, the daughter of Rosendo Molina and Victoria Sustaita. She was the eighth of eight children, her mother dying shortly after childbirth. Mom was reared by her eldest sister, Josefina and her husband Gustavo Gaona.

Mom, or Toya, as her family called her, graduated from Ursuline Academy on May 27,1951 and was briefly married for a short time. This marriage produced Ricardo Gustavo. On December 7, 1955, mom married our dad, Bentley McChargue and relocated to Louisville, Kentucky. This union produced son, Carlos Jack and daughters, Dianna "DeeDee" and Deborah "Deb".

Mom was a devoted mother and full time homemaker for seventeen years. Mom was reared in the Catholic Church but adopted the Methodist Church after marriage. Mom was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church until 1980.

She returned to the work force in 1972, when her eldest son began his college years. Mom retired from the Kroger Grocery chain in 2005.

On July 4th weekend 2007, mom made the bold choice to move to Cincinnati to live with her youngest daughter, Deb. For sixteen months, mom experienced the freedom and wonderful life of a carefree retiree. Unexpectedly, mom suffered a major heart attack on Friday, November 23rd 2007 and fought for life and recovered miraculously with the loving support and courage of Deb. It was this determination and will of our sister that mom came home to us. Deb and mom never gave up. Mom responded to the care and unconditional love that surrounded her and was able to enjoy life in her own special way for several more years.

Funny, beautiful and a joy to be around, she was the center of attention that united her daughters in her care. When she moved to Cincinnati, she thought she would be taking care of Deb but what she did not know was how much Deb would be there for her. She was dearly loved. She died in peace and with dignity. We miss you already but we know you are finally home. One day we will be together again but until then we will carry you in our hearts. Sisters, DeeDee and Deb invite you to join in celebrating the life of our beloved mother in our final good-bye.
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