Obituary: Carmen Cajigas


Carmen Cajigas
November 6, 1944 – December 27, 2016

Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, January 4, at Frye Chapel and Mortuary from 6-9:00 p.m. with a rosary prayer at 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be held private.

On December 26, 2016, our beloved Carmen was welcomed into the Gates of Heaven, after enjoying with her family and friends the most memorable Christmas day.

Carmen was born the baby of the family to Eulogia and Pedro Ruiz on November 6, 1944 in Brawley.

At the tender age of 16, she met the love of her life Filomeno Cajigas Jr. who she married on July 19, 1962 in El Centro. Together they conceived three beautiful children; Albert, Valerie and Erica.

We will always remember her joyous, friendly and loving character. She loved being surrounded by those she loved and would never pass up a chance to sing Karaoke to her favorite Mexican Songs or dance with her husband or anyone willing.

She will remain in our hearts forever.

Carmen is preceded in death by; her son Albert, parents Pedro and Eulogia, brothers Catarino and Fidencio Ruiz and sisters Natividad Duran and Martina Gonzalez.

She is survived by husband Filomeno Cajigas, daughters Valerie (Greg) Kastner, Erica (Robert) Rodriguez, daughter-in-law Denise Cajigas, sister Jessie Olivas, 9 grandchildren; Albert, Michael, Nikki, Michelle, Kevin, Eric, Daniel, Jacob, Aaron and 5 great-grandchildren.