In Loving Memory

Aurora G. Aranda

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July 16th, 1941 - July 8th, 2012


Wednesday, July 11th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Charter Funerals,
501 W. 6th Ave,
Emporia KS 66801


Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 10:00 AM

St Catherine's Catholic Church,
205 So. Lawrence,
Ks 66801


Aurora G. Aranda, 70, passed away at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas on July 8, 2012. She was born July 16, 1941 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Alberto and Sanjuana (Cantu) Guerra. Aurora had been living in Emporia for the past 39 years coming from Tamp, Mexico.

She had been married to Jesus C. Aranda for 52 years. She was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. She had been employed by Tyson for 18 years.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Jose H. Aranda, Martin Aranda, Rigoberto Aranda, Oscar Aranda of Emporia and Jesus Hector Aranda of Wichita, Kansas; daughters, Fidelfa Gomez of Emporia and Silvia Aranda of Missouri City, Texas; one brother Esequiel Guerra of Emporia; two sisters, Janie Toledo of Brownsville, Texas and Julia G. Amarro of Houston, Texas; and 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Manuel and Romelo Guerra and a son Jose Aranda who died at birth.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Charter Funerals-Emporia Chapel, 501 W. 6th Avenue, Emporia from 6:00-8:00PM. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July 12, 2012 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Father Oswaldo Sandoval will be the Celebrant. Cremation has taken place.

Family requests Memorial Contributions be made to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and be sent in care of Charter Funerals, 501 W. 6th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801. Condolences may be sent online at


  • Tue, Jul 17th, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Mi Querida familia Aranda,
    Con mucho pesar acabo de enterarme de la muerte de la Sra. Aurora.Mi más profundo sentido pésame para todos ustedes."Bienaventurados los que lloran,porque ellos recibirán consolación." Y "Bienaventurados los de limpio corazón, porque ellos verán a Dios." La voy a extrañar pero espero verla un día en el cielo.
    Que Dios los bendiga y fortalezca en estos difíciles momentos a todos ustedes.

    Homer Román, Emporia,KS

  • Thu, Jul 12th, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    On behalf of myself and my family, we are deeply sorry for your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God strengthen your faith and ease your pain.

    The Mass was beautiful! How the family has grown! It was good to see you all, may God bless and keep each and everyone of you.

    The Sosa Family

    Yvette Sosa, Emporia KS

  • Wed, Jul 11th, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Prayers to the family....I am so sorry about your loss. Aurora will be missed. She was such a sweet lady and had a hug and a smile for me everytime I would see her, those hugs and smiles started when I was a teenager and never stopped over the years, no matter how much time had passed. Eliseo and I are sorry we can't be there to show our condolences but know that each of you are in our thoughts.

    Denise Garcia

    Denise Garcia, Bellevue, NE

  • Wed, Jul 11th, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss, she was a kind women. Have your family in our thoughts in prayers.

    Teresa Marquez, Dodge City Ks

  • Wed, Jul 11th, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    So sorry to hear the news of the loss of your
    Mother, when Lewis lost his mom she made
    sure we all had everything we needed and
    we appreciated it. Aurora made sure
    everyone else came first that is how special
    she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    you all... Lewis and Kathy

    Lewis and kathy viles, Colorado

  • Wed, Jul 11th, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Martin and Yadira Aranda,

    I am dearly sorry for your loss. I hope that GOD gives you the strength to carry on in this most difficult time. I am not there in person, but with you all in spirit. Love you lots...

    Claudia Chaparro and Family...

    Claudia Chaparro, El Paso, Texas

  • Wed, Jul 11th, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    For the Aranda Family,

    So sorry to hear about your loss, she was a good women. God Bless you all at this time and be at your side always.

    Teresa Marquez-Sanchez

    Teresa Marquez-Sanchez, Dodge City Ks

  • Tue, Jul 10th, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Mi mas sentido pesame para la familia Aranda, Dios les mande resignacion y fortaleza en estos momentos de dolor. Doña Aurora siempre sera recordada puesto que dejo a su paso huella en muchas personas, sobre todo atravez de toda su familia.

    Rubicela Lemus, Lawrence KS

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  • Tue, Jul 10th, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    In life one seldom meets a person that is truly
    genuine through a hug,smile, asking how one is
    doing etc. I felt that with your wife/mom whenever
    I saw her. She came to me when my son John
    died in 1994 I'll never forget. She was so
    compassionate with me. I know God sends us
    people to comfort and embrace us with His
    Divine Love and Grace. And your wife/mom was
    filled with all these virtues. My deepest sympathy
    to all of you.

    Mary Madrigal Austin, Emporia, Kansas

  • Tue, Jul 10th, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    One seldom meets someone who hugs and asks
    how are you doing taking time to really talk to you.
    And really cares. That was your mom. She came to
    me in 1994 when my son John died . And she was
    so compassionate. I understand she was filled with
    God's Grace each day. For when I saw her each time
    she really cared. My deepest sympathy, loss of your
    wife and mother.

    Mary Madrigal Austin, Emporia, Kansas

  • Tue, Jul 10th, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Que DIOS les de el consuelo que necesitan en estos momentos de dolor y la Esperanza que un dia tarde o temprano la volveremos a ver! Me queda el gusto de haber conocido y compartido muchos momentos con Dona Aurora y toda su gran y hermosa Familia sobretodo con Mi gran Amiga Fide. Todavia tengo en mi mente la ultima platica que tuve con Ella por telefono. Estan en mis oraciones y en mi corazon por siempre. Se fue pero no se fue! Mientras la tengan en su mente y en su corazon vivira por SIEMPRE!!!!!!!

    mary ramirez, freeport texas

  • Tue, Jul 10th, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    To the family,
    Lean heavily upon Our Lord,
    For He is always very near,
    He's beside you in times of stress,
    And in times of grief and fear.
    So very sorry for your loss!!
    She was a very good woman.
    God bless you all during this hard time.

    Sincerly Gregorio and Laura Banuelos and family

    Gregorio and Laura Banuelos, Wichita ks.

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