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    Lilia Bibiana Martínez Zolezzi

    Lilia Bibiana Martínez Zolezzi

    Female 1918 - 1998  (79 years)

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    • Name Lilia Bibiana Martínez Zolezzi 
      Born 28 Oct 1918  H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Female 
      Died 16 Jan 1998  H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I755  Arguelles
      Last Modified 20 Sep 2011 

      Father Bibian Martínez,   b. 1890,   d. 1918  (Age 28 years) 
      Mother Lilia Esther Zolezzi Argüelles,   b. 16 May 1896,   d. 26 Sep 1930  (Age 34 years) 
      Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Medardo Sanchez 
      +1. Lilia Sanchez Martínez
      +2. Medardo Sanchez Martínez
      +3. Luis Sanchez Martínez
      +4. Javier Sanchez Martínez
      Last Modified 17 Apr 2011 
      Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Photos
      Lilia B. Martinez
      Lilia B. Martinez
      Primos: Rudy y Lilia
      Primos: Rudy y Lilia
      Lilia Bibiana de joven
      Lilia Bibiana de joven
      Lilia Martinez Zolezzi
      Lilia Martinez Zolezzi

    • Notes 
      • Lilia was born in Matamoros, Mexico on October 28, 1918 to Bibian Martinez and Lilia Zolezzi de Martinez. Having lost her father a few days after being born, she was raised by her mother until the age of 12. At that age, her mother followed in passing away. She was then placed in custody of her aunt, Luisa Zolezzi Arguelles. Lilia always remembered "La Tia Luisita" as her second mother.

        During her youth, Lilia was educated at the Colegio Mexico school in Matamoros. She is remembered as an exemplary student who excelled in all her classes, most notably in mathematics. In 1947, Lilia married Medardo Sanchez Vargas, a native of Guanajuato and a prominent banker. Lilia and Medardo resided in Matamoros and together had four children. After Medardo's passing in 1966, Lilia remained committed to raising her children. However, she would also begin working as a self-employed seamstress. She designed and tailored mainly women's and children's apparel. She continued this line of work until her latter years.

        Throughout her life, Lilia was a parishioner of the Matamoros Cathedral, Nuestra Senora del Refugio. In addition to being a devout Catholic, Lilia was a devotee of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

        Lilia's favorite past times included gardening; enjoying summer afternoons at South Padre Island; and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family members. Throughout her life, Lilia maintained a close bond with her cousins and viewed some of her female cousins as sisters. She imparted the value of strong family bonds to her children and grandchildren, and as a result, this closeness with extended family continues between her descendants and their relatives.

        Lilia was diagnosed with cancer in late 1997, and passed away in January 1998. She is interred alongside her parents and other family members at her family's tomb located inside the Matamoros Cemetery "Panteon Nuevo".