Elodia “Lola” Savala

September 27, 1935 ~ September 5, 2022

Elodia Savala, age 86, of Grand Rapids, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, September 5, 2022. Elodia was a warm, caring, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family meant the world to her. She loved to cook for her family and made authentic Mexican tortillas and frijoles. Elodia and her deceased husband, Leonard, enjoyed going out dancing and to eat. She also enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She also enjoyed going to garage sales. Everyone in the family received a Christmas card and was remembered in her thoughts and prayers. Elodia was a faithful, dedicated Catholic woman who attended St. Joseph the Worker Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; children, Delmaria Savala, Santiago Pequeno, Jr.; son-in-law, Charles Doublestein; siblings: Joe, Fred, Anita, Molly, Alice and Santos. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Carmen Marie Pequeno, Dorrelia and Pedro Fabian; step-children: Leonard A. Savala, Jr., Robert and Virginia Savala, Susan Doublestein; brothers; Lupe Ledesma, Pete and Angela Ledesma, Andy Ledesma; daughter-in-law, Marlene Pequeno; 18+ grandchildren; many great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 3138 Birchwood SW, Wyoming, with Fr. Steve Cron officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday at church for one hour prior to Mass.

Thursday, September 8
10:00am - 11:00am

St. Joseph the Worker
3138 Birchwood Ave., SW
Wyoming, MI 49548

Thursday, September 8

St. Joseph the Worker
3138 Birchwood Ave., SW
Wyoming, MI 49548

Leave Your Tribute Message

September 11, 2022 5:39pm
O’ Grandma! Our angel our rock. You will be missed dearly. You impacted a lot of lives with your love, kindness, hugs, smiles, kisses and blessings. You loved everyone no matter what. You never judged a person. You never turned your back on anyone. Grandma you were unique because you are my grandma. Grandma you were a strong willed person that fought till the end. I’m going to miss the stories you use to tell me from back in the day. I’m going to miss your homemade tortillas and frijoles. But most of all I’m going to miss your presence. I’m honored to say your my Grandmother. I love you and miss you a lot. The memories I will treasure forever.

- Christina R

September 11, 2022 1:44pm
God has blessed me with a wonderful and caring mother. My world has gotten smaller as my heart continues to break without her. She was my rock and was always there for me. Giving me advice and always telling me to have faith and to leave my life into God's hands. She loved her family and gave everything to had to us. I will always miss you mommy. May God Bless You Always, until we are together again. Your loving daughter, Carmen

- Carmen Pequeno

September 08, 2022 1:53pm
Oh Tia how I’ll miss you. I’m greatful to have seen you one last time on 8/11/22 and to be able to tell you I love you 1 last time. Please say hello to my grandma Jean your favorite sister in law and the rest of the family until we meet again Tia abuela Te Amo con todo mi corazon Siempre y para siempre

- Victoria

September 07, 2022 11:48pm
I remember the first time I saw her she had the glow in her eyes and the joyfulness of her soul her ora was this kind loving women who loved to tell you her story's from her past she loved to spend a lot of time with her family and friends she is a overall kind loving compassionate person who was fun to be around she will be missed in loving memory of grandma Lola savala

- Envy

September 07, 2022 11:17pm
Rest in peace, Lola. Wish we had gotten the chance to meet you and try your homemade tortillas and frijoles. I'm sure they were amazing. Natya told us about you, that you were small but fierce, and loved your family tremendously. You made such a profound impact on your granddaughter, and she in turn continues to touch others' lives in beautiful and meaningful ways. I know you must be so proud. God bless you, we're sending light and love to all of your beloved family, whom will no doubt miss you terribly. -Tashos family xx

- Tashos Family

September 07, 2022 10:47pm
Lola was a remarkable person cheerful and always happy. Everytime I would come over she would have a big smile. She would always ask how I was doing and offer her blessings when I would leave. My earliest memories of her were in the kitchen always cooking and making authentic Mexican tortillas. Lola would always offer food to eat, I will always remember how nice and orderly she would keep her kitchen! Lola will be greatly missed, I will especially miss playing Uno with her, one favorite card game of hers! Looking forward to seeing you again in heaven. Until we meet again...

- - Bernie

September 07, 2022 9:47pm
My condolences to the family. Lola always had a smile and was always so welcoming to my family and I.

- Eddie Gonzales

September 07, 2022 9:38pm
Lola, you were always so kind to me as well as my children. You always had a smile on your face and embraced us with a hug. You will truly be missed!

- Tiffany Gonzales

September 07, 2022 10:40am
Lola,Lola,lady so dear. Our world won’t be the same now that you’re not here. You’ve shown nothing but love to everyone you knew, that’s a gift God gives to so few. We will always remember your kindness and love, and we know you’re watching us from above. Now is not the time to be sad, if we remember the beautiful life that you had. Lola you were a great lady with a beautiful soul, to meet you in heaven should be all of our goal. I love you Lola. Susan Switzer

- Susan Switzer

September 07, 2022 9:54am
Our deepest condolences to the entire familia.My mom Julia Cedillo and Lola were the best of friends. Lola and Leonard spent good times with my mom & dad. You will be missed. Until we meet again in paradise.May you Rest In Heavenly Peace. Carmen Cedillo 🥲💔

- Carmen Cedillo

September 07, 2022 9:52am
Our deepest condolences to the entire familia.My mom Julia Cedillo and Lola were the best of friends. Lola and Leonard spent good times with my mom & dad. You will be missed. Until we meet again in paradise.May you Rest In Heavenly Peace. Carmen Cedillo 🥲💔

- Carmen Cedillo

September 07, 2022 7:57am
Abuela, my little Lolita.. I don't have the words to truly express how I feel right now. I don't know what im going to do without you. You were the glue that tied our family together. You had/have the love that went through all the barriers. I'm going to be lost without you and abuelo. I'd be so selfish to have you stay with me a little while longer, but I know somewhere deep down inside you wanted to be with abuela and the rest of your family. I tried so hard to have you stay with us, but the good lord needed you more than we did. You'll always have my heart. Until the day we meet again, I hope and pray that I'll have footprints in the sand along side you and abuelo. I love you always and forever abuela. May God Bless You Always and Keep You Safe.

- Naji

Order flowers for Elodia's service.

Seasonal Potted Plant (mum, poinsettia, cyclamen, etc.)

Thinking of You Basket

Gerbera Greetings

Loving Embrace

Sincere Sympathy Garden

Natures Glory

Blooming Duo

Classic Sympathy

Stargazer Garden

Perfect Peace Pedestal

Tender Touch

White Wonder

Stargazer Easel Spray

Bells of Beauty

Remembrance Easel Spray

Beautiful Memories

Beautiful Blessings Wreath

Colorful Memories Wreath