Maria Elena Del Fierro Charles, 72, of Amarillo, TX passed away on February 24, 2022.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 28, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Born April 7, 1949 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico to Daniel Charles and Irma Torres de Charles. She was the oldest of nine siblings, Ninfa Carielo(Francisco), Dr. Juan Daniel Charles (Teresa), Enrique Charles (Mary), Blanca Guevara (Alfredo), Alma Chavarria ( Flavio+), Javier Charles (Poly), Irma Leticia Charles (Raymundo), and Fernando Charles (Rocio).
She grew up in Monclova and met the love of her life Juan Ciro Del Fierro they got married November 9, 1968. Both lived a long life together raising their five children. In 1991 they moved to Texas. Maria Elena retired from AISD where she worked for many years to care for her grandchildren. Juan Ciro and Maria Elena both enjoyed taking care of their grandchildren and traveling but most of all cruising. Their 50th anniversary was spent in a cruise with family. The last cruise was in 2019 before the pandemic and they loved every minute. She loved to cook and had the best cooking skills. She loved her fruit trees and had a special touch with her trees and plants.
She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Irma. By her loving husband of 52 years Juan Ciro in 2020 who is waiting with open arms for her to be together once again.
Survivors include her four sons, Ciro Daniel and wife Rocio, Mario Alfredo and wife Patricia, Luis Eduardo and wife Leah, and Victor Hugo and wife Sabrina; and daughter, Yessica Yareli. Her grandchildren, Hector, Lorena and husband Matthew Arenas, Lindsey and husband Nicholas Mata, Victor Jr., Ciro Jr., Alicia, Marcos, Leslie, Amber, Juan, Denise, Miguel, Yessica, and Luis Jr.; her great-granddaughter, Mari’Elena; and many nephews, nieces, friends, and family.