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Margarita Portales

October 24, 1940 October 14, 2018
Margarita Portales
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Obituary for Margarita Portales

Peoria- Margarita Del Carmen Portales, age 77, of Peoria, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Born October 24, 1940 in Santiago, Chile she was a daughter to the late Gabriela Esmeralda Berrios Rojas. She was a mother all her life and enjoyed raising her seven children. Margarita was a devout Catholic who said the rosary daily. She loved watching Spanish soap operas and action movies. Some of her greatest enjoyments were going out to eat, reading, sewing, and enjoying nature. She will be remembered as a sweet, strong, compassionate and nurturing woman who loved spending time with her family. Margarita was adored and loved by all her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include six children: Fernando Renato Nunez Cortez-Monroy of Chile, Ricardo H. Portales of Peoria, Elizabeth L. Menold of Princeville, Mauricio H. Portales of Peoria Heights, Edith Panuncial of Peoria and Luz Margarita Galvez of Peoria; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and the surviving father of her five children Humberto H. Portales of Peoria Heights.

Margarita was preceded in death by her mother, one daughter Martha Nunez Cortez-Monroy, and one granddaughter Alcyia Jane Portales.

Visitation will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 11:00 AM until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM at Bethel Methodist Church. Pastor Florene Scott will officiate and burial will follow in Parkview Cemetery.

Memorials in Margarita’s memory may be made to the Margarita Portales Memorial Fund C/O Hometown Community Bank.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

20

Oct

11:00 AM 10/20/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/20/2018 12:00:00 PM
Bethel Methodist Church

210 Richard Pryor Plce
Peoria, IL 61605

Bethel Methodist Church
210 Richard Pryor Plce Peoria 61605 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

20

Oct

12:00 PM 10/20/2018 12:00:00 PM
Bethel Methodist Church

210 Richard Pryor Plce
Peoria, IL 61605

Bethel Methodist Church
210 Richard Pryor Plce Peoria 61605 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2001 N University
Peoria, IL 61604

2001 N University Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Margarita Portales Memorial Fund

C/O Hometown Community Bank
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