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Adela Cortez Becerra

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 8:45 a.m. CDT

Mrs. Adela Cortez Becerra, 61, of Morris, Ill., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Morris Hospital.

Born July 23, 1951, in Danville, Ill., to the late Adela Ybarra and Moises Cortez Sr., she had resided in Morris all her life.

The beloved wife of Alejandro Becerra of Morris, she was also the loving mother of Robert (Jennifer) Fabela of Crossroads, Texas, Jaime (Cati) Fabela of Seneca, Ill., and Moises (Roxanne) Fabela of Houston, Texas; the proud and devoted grandmother of Hunter Gore, Camden, Gabrielle and Emmeline Fabela, Fabiana and Nico Fabela, and twins Valerie and Vanessa Fabela; the dear sister of Medardo (late Julia) Cortez Sr., the late Jovita (Ricardo) Reyes, the late Ponciano Cortez, the late Moises (Guadalupe) Cortez Jr., Jose (Mary) Cortez, Estella (Hilario) Pena, Roberto (Teresa) Cortez, and Roel (Judy) Cortez. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and a special cousin, Guadalupe Villareal. Adela will be fondly remembered by her family as a very kind and giving woman whose greatest passion in life was being with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday June 28, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 West U.S. 6, at Deerpath Drive, Morris. Funeral services will begin Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, with prayers at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery in Mazon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Morris. For information, call (815) 942-5040 or log onto

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