Rosario ‘Chalo’ Borquez Otero
January 6, 1921 – November 8, 2016
Rosario ‘Chalo’ Borquez Otero passed on November 8, 2016, surrounded by family.
Rosario was born on January 6, 1921, in the small gold mining town of La Lluvia de Oro, Chihuahua, Mexico, to parents Rosario Otero and Camerina Borquez. In 1940, he moved to Mexicali, Mexico, with his first wife and children.
In 1964 he married his second wife, Margarita Lopez. They had 9 children.
Rosario was intelligent, creative, and hard working. He loved his family and worked diligently to provide them with the best opportunities. He taught his children honesty, kindness, and hard work. He was a skilled woodworker, carpenter, and farmer, and passed his knowledge of these trades on to his children which would forge their eventual careers.
Rosario amazed everyone with his strength and vitality. At 95, he was still keeping pace with his grandchildren during walks and activities, including dancing. He was a true family man. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his loved ones.
Rosario is survived by his wife, Margarita; children, Rosalva, Teresa, Margarita, Argelia, Matilde, Juan, Mario, Adrian, Jesse, Leonila, Luis, Ernesto, Ricardo and Fernando; grandchildren, Miriam, Steven, Brandon, AJ, Alyssa, Ryan, Aileen, Devin, Mario, Johan, Johally, Naomi, Ian; great-grandson, Mason, and many more grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Rosario will have a funeral service, Sunday, November 13, at Frye Chapel and Mortuary from 6-9 p.m.