María Guadalupe Ibarra passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91 on 12 April 2021.  She was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for the last two years and, formerly, a resident of El Paso, Texas for over 60 years. 

Lupe was born on 31 October 1929 to Apolonio Ibarra and Romana Ceballos in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico; she was the youngest of six children.  She immigrated to the United States in her twenties and later, became a proud citizen of this country on 17 September 1987.  She was a seamstress for over 40 years and then became a care provider for the elderly.

Lupe loved cooking for her family!  She set the standard for Mexican Food.  Anyone who ever visited her home was graced with her hospitality.  Lupe also enjoyed knitting and sitting outside on pretty days and listening to the birds sing; she had a great love for animals and flowers.  She was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Lupe was preceded in death by her first-born son who passed away in infancy.  She is survived by her son, her daughter, her daughter-in-law, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Lupe was a strong, hardworking woman; very selfless and very fond of spoiling her grandchildren.  She would do absolutely anything for her family.  She instilled the principles and values of strength, hard work, and selflessness in her children and grandchildren.  Lupe’s impact on her family will be felt through generations.  She leaves her family and friends with many treasured memories.

A funeral service will be held at a later date in El Paso, Texas.  Memorials in Lupe’s name may be made to a children’s charity or pet charity of your choice.

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