Amelia (Molly) Delgado, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Molly was born in Morenci, Ariz. on May 13, 1926. Moving to Peoria and then eventually to Kingman in 1946, Molly met and married the love of her life, Andy Delgado, on Aug. 30, 1947. Together for over 66 years, they built a beautiful life filled with many special family members and friends.
Molly worked for the Culinary Union at the Beale Café, Sprouse Rites Five and Dime, Cooks Laundry and the Whitings Brothers Motel in Kingman. She also worked for McCulloch's in Lake Havasu City. She loved the people she worked with and they said she had the most beautiful smile and voted her McCulloch's first queen! Eventually she became a homemaker and raised her two daughters. Molly enjoyed sewing and hunting, and could make the laundry smell like a spring day. Her greatest pastime and pleasure was caring for the babies and spoiling them like only a nana can.
Those who knew and loved Molly were awed by her quick wit, giving heart, beautiful smile and terrific sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by all of her family.
Molly was preceded in death by her siblings, Arlene Alvarado, Frank Murillo, Alfred Murillo, Lupe Gonzales and Irene Torres; and one grandson, Michael Curtis.
Molly is survived by her husband, Andy Delgado; her daughters, Margaret Weston and Chacha Powers; siblings, Vinnie Esquibel, Roger (Stephanie) Murillo, Tochie Murilllo, Joseph (Katy) Murillo and Moe Murillo; grandsons, Max (Jennifer) Perea, Christopher Burkett and Danny Powers; and great-grandchildren, Kiana, Nathan, Mollie, Chris, Jesse, Isaac, Sydney and Chandler. Molly is also survived by several dear nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. The memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 302 E. Spring St.
"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo