Eliza Boone, 75, was called home to her eternal rest on Monday, January 15, 2018 at home in Colton, CA. after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Eliza was independent, devoted, and a hard worker. She enjoyed gardening and helping others. She was very proud of her family and greatly enjoyed her grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Eliza was born Maria Eliza Padilla on June 7, 1942, in El Paso, Tx. She was the beloved daughter of Pedro and Isabel Valencia Padilla (both deceased). She is survived by seven children (Angela Edmonds, Enrique Gallardo, Maria Tealer, Virginia Gallardo, Lamar Boone, Abdul Boone, and Rasheed Boone), twenty grandchildren (Star, Jarrod, Eliza, Enrique Jr., Jamal, Jasey, Jasmine, Patrick, Selena, Elijah, Marquis, Sofia, Jose, Andrew, Bryon, Mercia, Neena, Logan, Pebbles, and Alexander), several great-grandchildren, three sisters (Marie Lawler, Jane Padilla, and Millie Rosales), and an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life.
God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place.
And then He looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
A Grief Blessing
May the sun bring you new energy every day,
bringing light into the darkness of your soul.
May the moon softly restore you by night,
bathing you in the glow of restful sleep and peaceful dreams.
May the rain wash away your worries,
and cleanse the hurt that sits in your heart.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
and may you believe in the courage of yourself.
May you walk gently through the world,
keeping your loved one with you always.
Knowing that you are never parted in the beating of your heart.
~ Native Apache Blessing