91, of Phoenix, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Jennie was born on March 11, 1923, in Phoenix, AZ. She was raised in the Grant Park
Neighborhood and moved to the Golden Gate Barrio where she raised her family for the next 25 years. She loved telling stories about her past and listening to her oldies & Mexican music. Jennie loved talking to her friends and family on the telephone. She also loved going to the casino and the senior center, where she could be with her friends. Mrs. Laguna is preceded in death by her husband Albert C. Laguna Sr. (2008) and her daughter Lucy Laguna (2009). Jennie is survived by sons George Chavez, Albert M. (Linda) Laguna Jr., daughters Anne (Bill) Burns, Jenny (Rick) Barragan, 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren and her brother Richard (Laco) Murillo. A special thanks to Linda Garcia and Angie Mejia for their time and efforts during Jennie’s final years. A visitation will be held from 9:30am to 10:30am, followed by Mass at 10:30am on Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Burial will follow services at St. Francis Cemetery at 48th St. & Oak. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
Cyndi and family,
I was blessed to be a part of your lives growing up, and I have wonderful memories of your “little Nana!” Along with many funny ones…the “hot meat” she bought from the guy on the corner…her double knotting her seatbelt after I went in reverse at the light on Grand Ave, to name a few…oh…the good ole days! She was a strong, hard-working and loving woman. Cyndi, she loved you and your family to the moon and back, and showed that daily! Now you have another beautiful angel watching over you and your family!
I love you all,