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Rita Camacho
(12-15-1917 - 12-11-2016)

Rita Camacho, 98, of Elgin, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 15, 1917 in Mexico the daughter of Rosalio & Pascuala (Avina) Pompa.

Rita Pompa Camacho, was a member of one of the first six Mexican families to arrive in Elgin. After first going to Denver, CO in 1924, she came to Elgin in December of 1926, accompanied by her widowed mother, Pascuala Pompa, two brothers, Jesus and Rosendo, and a sister, Jessie.

Survivors include her daughters: Mary Camacho and Dolores (Salvador) Camacho, two sons: Rev. Robert Camacho, Michael (Cynthia) Camacho. Grandchildren: Salvador (Georgianna) Camacho, Mark A. (Pamela) Camacho, Maria T. (Andrew) Harrison, Christina (Jennifer) Robbins, Vincent (Theresa) Camacho, Victoria Marshall. Great grandchildren: Michael, Rachael, Alicia, Steven, Lauren, David Jack, Jared, Adam, Maliyah, Evette and Lila.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joaquin “Jack” Camacho in 1984; brothers: Fortunato, Jesus and Rosendo Pompa; sisters: Anastacia Flores and Jessie Patino Vasquez.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin. For information 847-742-2100 www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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