Mrs. Josefina Olloque, age 85, of Citala, Jalisco, left her earthly home for her eternal home on Wednesday morning, November 18, 2020. She was born on December 17, 1934, in Citala, Jalisco to Jose Gonzalez and Anastacia Padilla.
Josefina was preceded in death by her husband, Nicolas Olloque and sons, Arturo Olloque, Luis Eulloque and Armando Oyoque. She is survived by her daughters;Elizabeth Ramos and Magdalena Olloque, sons; Saul Oyoque and Nicolas Olloque Jr. from Houston, Texas, and her beloved dog, Kathy. Our matriarch Queen leaves behind a huge legacy of 33 grandchildren, 48 great–grandchildren and 12 great–great–grandchildren with 3 more on the way. She opened her home to her family and friends and cared for them unconditionally. She raised 7 kids and accumulated a few bonus children in addition to her own.
Josefina came to the United States in 1972 and worked for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers for 15 years before retiring. She mastered cooking from an early age and quickly became the staple at every family function, from her famous sides such as her rice, to the main entrees, like her pozole and famous sopes. Not only was her cooking a focal point at celebrations, but also her infectious laugh and warm spirit. Certainly not one to shy away from celebrating, she cherished priceless family moments and made it a point to attend every event she could. She will be fondly remembered for her willingness to partake in celebratory beverages, whether it be an occasional margarita, to never turning down a shot or two of tequila.
She enjoyed the finer things in life but very much so appreciated and valued family above all. Every morning and every night, Josefina prayed faithfully, rosary in one hand, and a prayer book in the other for all of her family members, youngest to oldest, those who passed before her and those who were still present, near and far. No one was left out. She was devout to her faith, attending the same church, St. Charles Borromeo for over 25years.
In her free time, Josefina enjoyed playing her favorite card game of “Conquian” or watching her favorite tv shows. She enjoyed learning new past times, such as sewing and learning new recipes. She also had a deep love for gardening, including planting fruit trees and cultivating various plants and flowers. Josefina was a strong, determined, and fiercely independent woman. She will be deeply and forever loved, remembered and missed.