Ilda Argueta de Caballero was born to Ricardo Argueta and Elsa Zamora de Argueta in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She was the second born of 9 children. Ilda was a hardworking daughter, and sister. Ilda grew up in Tiquisate, Guatemala in a town built by the United Fruit Company known today as Chiquita (Banana) Brands International. Ilda spent her teen years in Guatemala City and She devoted herself for many years in helping to raise her siblings.
Searching for a better life for her family, Ilda left for the United States in 1973. That same year, Ilda met her husband of 44 years in Chicago. By 1975 the two were married and began their beautiful family which consists of 4 daughters. In 1979 Ilda and Antonio moved their family to a suburb of Chicago, Round Lake Beach, IL where they built a home for their family.
They would spend 29 years there before moving to Azle, Texas.
Ilda worked for Acco International, an American manufacturer of office products for 20 years. She spoke fondly of her friends from Acco. Ilda enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling, dining with her husband, watching her grandchildren grow and most of all, reading the bible and putting all of her faith in God. Ilda was extremely proud of her daughters and grandchildren’s accomplishments in life. Ilda’s husband describes her as the one and only perfect woman for him, she adored and loved him with all of her being. She was an excellent example of love, strength and perseverance to her husband, daughters and grandchildren.
Ilda is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Antonio Caballero, daughter, Silvia Cortes, daughter, Ana Elsa (Clint) Rodríguez, daughter Elizabeth (Jeff) Rhodes, daughter Evelyn (Lawrenece Scott) Miller. She leaves behind 5 grandchildren that she adored very much, Ricardo Cortes, Celeste Cortes, Antonio Rodríguez, Zamora Rodríguez and Maya Rodríguez. Ilda is also survived by her sister and 7 brothers, Jose Luis Argueta, Roberto Argueta, Ricardo Amilcar Argueta, Arnoldo Argueta, Elizabeth Argueta, Edgar Argueta and Jorge Mario Argueta.
Ilda is preceded in death by her mother, Elsa Zamora de Argueta, father, Ricardo Argueta Ruiz, and brother, Julio Cesar Argueta.
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