Belen B. “Tia Be” Jaquez, age 87.
Lt. Colonel U.S. Air Force Vietnam.
Graduate of South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago and University of California, Los Angeles.
Retired U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps, Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Former Director of Will County Health Department and Assistant Health Director.
Devoted daughter of the late Bernardo and Maria L. (nee Lopez) Jaquiz
Beloved sister of Alfred (Raquel) Jaques, the late Joseph (Dolores) Jaquez and Virginia (the late Marcos) Mondragon.
Loving cousin and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Belen, began a scholarship fund at Loyola University for Hispanic students active with the National Association of Hispanic nurses or demonstrate a commitment to working with preserving the Hispanic community.
She generously donated her time and energy to many organizations including The Mexican Museum of Fine Art, which she was awarded the Sor Juana Women of Achievement award.
She was a dedicated volunteer for over 15 years at the The Field Museum of Chicago.
Visitation Saturday 9:00am until time of Chapel Prayers at 11:30am. from the Maher Funeral Home 17101 S. 71st Ave Tinley Park (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st St) to St Lawrence O’Toole Church (4101 St. Lawrence Ave Matteson Il.) for Mass at 12;30pm.
Entombment private Good Shepard Cemetery.
If family and friends would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, a check can be written payable to: Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. In the memo section: Belen Jaquez Scholarship. These checks can be mailed to Mr. Like's attention at: Loyola University Chicago. Office of Gift Planning, Attn: Joe Like. 820 North Michigan Ave Chicago, IL. 60611