Maria Lourdes Cereceres Granillo
Maria Lourdes Cereceres Granillo, 49, Mt. Pleasant, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with the Rev. Mike Hess officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Father Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be in the Panteon La Colina in Chihuahua, Mexico. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com. Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1964, in Anahuac, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, and was the daughter of Jesus Leopoldo Cereceres Trevizo and Luz Elena Granillo Salcido. She grew up in a small city in Mexico, until she was in middle school, when her family moved to the capital city of Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Lorenzo Portillo on March 4, 1988, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was active in the church; she sang and played the guitar. In 2001, she was transferred from Mexico to Mt. Pleasant for her job with Nypro. She was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and Mt. Pleasant Noon Rotary.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Laura (Diego Flores) Portillo of Beijing, China and Maria Elisa Portillo of Mt. Pleasant; her mother; her siblings, Noemi Cereceres of New Mexico, Joel Cereceres, Laura Cereceres and Fernando Cereceres all of Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her father.