Edith “Coky” Zangwill Bohanon, 78, of Mesa, Arizona passed away October 11, 2014 in Mesa. Coky was born in Mexico on May 5, 1936 to George and Sara Zangwill. George Zangwill worked at the Avalos smelter.
Catina Wilson, Tito Gutierrez and Coky Zangwill
Coky Zangwill and Catina Wilson
Coky became a naturalized U.S. citizen and had a very successful career working as an international banker for over 40 years, culminating in becoming the first female bank president in El Paso, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Christopher Begley. Coky is survived by her husband Charles R. Bohanon; children: Sara (Bruce) Begley, Charles (Theresa) Bohanon, Patricia Rodela and Kevin (Melissa) Bohanon; grandchildren: Stephanie Begley, Andres Rodela, Teresa Rodela and Alejandro Rodela; a great-grandson Diego; “adopted” daughter Cathy Morales and sisters Patty Holland-Branch and Caroline Zangwill.
Coky will be remembered for her strong faith and commitment to her family and friends. A role model for all who knew her, Coky had a loving, compassionate and generous heart.
A memorial mass will be Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Rd., Mesa. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa. Memorials can be made to http://www.donate.heart.org. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary, Mesa.
Check out these photos of Mexico by French travel photographer Bernard Plusso at The Atlantic Cities. Beautiful!
On October 11, 2013, I received the following email from Rosa María Parra Trevizo extending an invitation to the presentation of a book about Ávalos. If you are in the Chihuahua area tomorrow October 15, 2013, please stop by and support this wonderful book about Ávalos.
“Le escribo para hacerle una extensa invitación de la presentación del libro de Ávalos (Ayer, hoy y siempre… Ávalos) que será el día martes 15 de octubre de 2013, A LAS 10:00 horas, en el Auditorio del Centro de Educación y Capacitación Ambiental, ubicado en la Antigua Planta Fundidora Ávalos..
Le adjunto invitación por lo que le agradeceré de antemano si pudiera publicarla en su blog para la gente interesada en la historia de esta Fundidora.”
The El Paso/Juarez skyline near the University of Texas at El Paso will never be the same. Watch this video of the stacks falling down:
Different Views of ASARCO demolition via El Paso Times
All photos below by Silvia and Jose Contreras of El Paso, Texas.
It seems life has been busy for me and I’ve been unable to spend time working on the blog. A third cousin of mine in Illinois contacted my Aunt Catina Wilson Shupe to get in touch with me. She shared some photos that her great-grandmother, Catherine Morris Watson received from her brother and my great-grandfather, William James Morris. These photos include my grandmother Catherine Morris and her sister Julia Morris. If you recognize any of the young children, please let me know.
I hope you all are well!¡Hasta luego!
Bill and Marilyn Lust, 1935
My thanks to Marilyn Lust Johnson for this photo which shows Marilyn and her brother Bill about to do the Jarabi Tap A Tia in Chihuahua around 1935.
From Marilyn: “My Dad’s name is listed here. Thank You. I am finding this bit of history fascinating. My Dad and Mom are Bertha and Harold W. Lust, Bill Lust lives in Tyler, Tex and I Marilyn Lust Johnson live in Burlington, Wis. Of course, both, Mom and Dad are gone. It has been so many years. We lived in Chihuahua from about 1930-1935 at which time we moved to San Louis, Potosi until 1940 at which time we were transfered to El Paso.”
From my Aunt, Catina Wilson Shupe, who is involved in the planning of the Avalos reunion: “After careful consideration, we found it so very difficult to arrange everything for the reunion in September, and decided to put it off until next year, date unknown at the moment, but we felt it would give us more time to plan, arrange, and (save a bit of money) for the reunion.”
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