Julia Barton, age 78, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Julia was born in Frio County, TX, June 9, 1931, daughter of the late Honorato and Juanita (Nee: Davila) Rodriguez.
On May 5, 1974 she was united in marriage to Leonard Barton, who preceded her in death on October 10, 1987. She was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Julia devoted her life to her family and will be sadly missed.
Survivors include her children, Joe (Gloria) Rodriguez, Frank Rodriguez, Roy Rodriguez, Jose (Dawn) Bustamante, Rodrigo Bustamante, Gilbert Bustamante, Gustavo (Michelle) Espino, Albert (Stephanie) Chavez, Leonard Barton, Dennis Barton, Sue (Albert) Gonzales, Maria Jimenez, Linda (Johnny) Barron, Christy (Juan) Jaramillo, Annaberta (Rob) Diaz, Florentina (Michael) Sadlon, Julia (Darrell) Barton; 33 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Isaac Rodriguez, Colecta Mireles, Cleotilde Padilla, Roberto Rodriguez and Beatriz Espinosa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Rodriguez; sisters, Florentina Bustamante, Lucy Chapa and Estela Rodriguez; and her brother, Honorato Rodriguez Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 801 College Ave., with Rev. Esteban Redolad officiating. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass.
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