Born in Retalhuleu, Guatemala on October 15, 1939, daughter of Laura Gramajo and Venancio Flores, and loving sister to six siblings.
Marta was a simple, humble, loving, sweet, courageous and wise woman, perhaps a little shy and private at times, but she had charm and was very memorable to many people. She was raised Catholic and was very devoted to el Señor de Esquipulas.
At an early age, she married Vitelio Dardon and had five children with him. During their marriage, Vitelio would travel back and forth to the US which made it difficult for Marta to raise all kids, and tho they struggled at times, Marta and Vitelio were able to buy a home in Guatemala where they raised their kids, provided food and shelter plus great human and family values.
In 1994, she had the opportunity to move to the US with her husband and kids, so she left her extended family with hopes to build a better life for everyone. Both Vitelio and Marta had to start their lives from scratch in Chicago, they did not know English and were in a completely different culture and world. A few years later, they were able to purchase a home in Logan Square where they lived a good life with her husband and kids. Marta loved to garden in her home and during the summer time, she and her husband would sit on the front porch of the home to say hi to the neighbors or to watch people pass by.
Marta lived a happy and healthy life for the most part, but then in 2018 cancer became an issue, and she was able to beat it, but in 2021 she relapsed, and this time around she was not able to defeat it.
Marta passed away surrounded by her husband and kids in a peaceful way on Sunday August 29, 2021.
She will forever be missed and will never be forgotten.
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