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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Consuelo G. "Connie" Raya of Alton, who
4passed away on May 1, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Consuelo Raya was born in Dodge City, Kansas; her
6parents were Lee and Ruth Gonzalez; she married Mike J. Raya on
7January 2, 1949, in Hutchinson, Kansas; and
8    WHEREAS, Consuelo Raya was employed as a presser for Temple
9Cleaners for over 20 years; and
10    WHEREAS, Consuelo Raya was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
11Church in Alton; her greatest joy was spending time with her
12family; and
13    WHEREAS, Consuelo Raya was preceded in death by her son,
14Joe Lewis; and
15    WHEREAS, Consuelo Raya is survived by her husband, Mike;
16her children, Adelita "Adele" and her spouse, Steve Lakin,
17Diana Stroder, Mannie Jr. and his spouse, Barb Raya, and Jesse
18Raya; her grandchildren, Raquel Kronke, Tony Raya, Henry
19Mendoza, Della Stroder, Lana Stroder, and Grace Mitchell; her
2011 great-grandchildren; her 4 sisters; her 3 brothers; and her



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1many nieces and nephews; therefore, be it
3ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
4her family and friends, the passing of Consuelo G. "Connie"
5Raya; and be it further
6    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7presented to the family of Consuelo Raya as an expression of
8our sympathy.