Elena Murillo de Sahagun
December 22, 1944 — March 14, 2023
Elena Murillo de Sahagún was born on December 22, 1944 in La Rivera, a small town in the state of Jalisco in Mexico to her father Dolores Murillo and mother Maria de Jesus Bravo. In her late-childhood up to her teenage years, Elena dedicated her life to work in a Catholic Sanatorium in Guadalajara helping those in dire need of medical treatment and those suffering with chronic illness. She would wash, dry clean, and iron all of the patients’ clothes and bedding. Elena always had such a caring heart to help many people and she would share that kindness with everyone she met.
She then met, fell in love with and married Antonio Sahagún Linares. They settled down in Mexicali and raised a beautiful family of 12 children. Antonio built their home with his own hands using raw brick, mud, and wood. In the early years of their married life, Antonio went to California for an opportunity to make more money for their children while Elena stayed behind to run Antonio’s Brick-Making business by being the administrator to manage clients and sales. Elena worked earnestly day after day to provide for her beautiful family. Elena and her family eventually immigrated to Glenns Ferry, Idaho in the United States to provide a bigger home and more importantly - opportunities for their children. Elena would work as a Health & Beauty sales representative while Antonio would find work in the agricultural fields of a potato company. After Antonio retired, he and his wife moved to Twin Falls, ID to be able to spend the rest of their life closer to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Throughout the years, Elena would visit all her children and grandchildren to help raise and support them all. She also spent time in Los Angeles and Anaheim, California to create beautiful memories with her family there as well.
She loved to spend her time gardening and taking care of all her beautiful plants in her home. She also loved taking lots of walks at the park, shopping with her family and buying herself cute jewelry. She loved finding new restaurants and eating out with her family. Her favorite meal in Twin Falls was going to the New China Buffet and eating lots of shrimp. She shared so much love and laughter in all the family get-togethers. She would always share her childhood stories and make lots of jokes, always wanting to make everyone smile. She was a mother of loyalty and kindness. She spent her final moments with her children and grandchildren. She passed away in peace surrounded with those whom she cherished and treasured. We are left with heavy hearts, but her memory is invincible and forever. She will live on within each and everyone of us whom she positively impacted. And in her memory, we will live on for her and spread the humor, wisdom, kindness, and love that she gave us to others.