A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 29, 2008, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Gridley for Elisa L. Duenas, 68, of Gridley.  She passed away on August 25, 2008, at Rideout Hospital, Marysville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 29, 2008, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Gridley for Elisa L. Duenas, 68, of Gridley.  She passed away on August 25, 2008, at Rideout Hospital, Marysville.


She was born on November 9, 1939, in Navidad, Jelisco, Mexico.


She was a long time resident of Gridley, having taught Pre-School at Gridley Headstart plus also serving as director.  She was recipient of the Live Achievement Award from the Gridley Chamber of Commerce for the years of service to the community.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved serving others.


She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a member of Sacred Heart Altar Society.  She served as a member of the Gridley Unified School District Parent Site Council.


She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Alfonso Duenas, of Gridley, three sons: Alfonso, Jorge, and Alfredo Duenas, all of Gridley; two daughters: Yolanda Duenas-Gomez, of Live Oak, and Maria Guadalupe Duenas, of El Dorado Hills; three brothers and four sisters; 18 grand children and five great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter.


The Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


Spiritual Bouquets are requested by the family and may be left at the church or the Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel which the services have been entrusted to.


Visitations will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.


Burial will be at the Gridley-Biggs District Cemetery.