LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Daisy Felix, a 60-year resident of Los Angeles, passed away Dec. 21, 2017, in Bar Harbor, under the loving care of her devoted daughter, Lisa Parkin. Daisy was born Nov. 21, 1922, to Alexander Chavez and Irene Sedillo Chavez, in Albuquerque, N.M. Her brothers Alexander and Ernest and sister Dora have passed on as well. She married the love of her life, the late Tony Felix Sr., in 1954.
Daisy witnessed technology from the Model T to the Mars Rover over her 95 years. During WWII, she worked for Hughes Aircraft as part of the Rosie the Riveter program. She had a strong sense of justice and fairness. When her Japanese landlady was removed from her house in LA and sent to an internment camp, she openly expressed her feelings on that injustice.
Daisy was compassionate and loving to her family and friends … always willing to lend a helping hand if she could … character traits gleaned from being raised with her mother’s New Mexico style of family values. Quick to laugh and ready to participate in any adventure, she loved living life! From breakfast at Dino’s, dinner in Chinatown, sightseeing in New Orleans, a road trip to Mount Rushmore, train trips to visit family in New Mexico, to a recent daytrip to Nova Scotia with her son Tony …. right to the end, Daisy was “good to go.”
And let’s not forget the food: New Mexico Green Chili soup, handmade flour tortillas, sapodillas, rice and beans, Green Chile tortilla casserole, biscochitos y empanadas, all traditional foods handed down for generations … delicacies and fond memories!!!
Loving members of her family include: Daughters – Rebecca, Linda, Cecelia, Roberta “Rene,” Lisa and stepdaughter Dolores. Son – Tony Jr. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and beloved sisters-in-law Hortencia Chavez, Flora Chavez, sons-in-law Marcos Garcia, Jose Quiroz and Trenton Parkin.
She will be missed by all.
Special thanks to the family members who embraced her into their homes to care for her as she aged: Roberta and Mark Garcia, Veronica and Leticia Macias and Lisa and Trenton Parkin and their family.
Memorial services will be held in Los Angeles, Calif.
“Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened,” Dr. Seuss