Myrna del Rosario Estay Cardenas, 61, of Hendersonville died Thursday, January 31, 2013 in Buncombe County.
She was born in Antofagasia, Chile and was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, JosÈ Mercado. Mrs. Cardenas was a self-employed teacher/master seamstress and was a member of Vision Jesus Church for 17 years.
She is survived by her children, Jairo S. Mercado and wife, Deborah, and Mauricio A. Mercado and wife, Kelly, all of Hendersonville, and Daniel Mercado and wife, Renee, of Phoenix, AZ; nephew and niece, Mark and Pamela Kushigian of Etowah; six granddaughters, Sofia, Rebekah, Hannah, Genesis, Lily and Sarah; six grandsons, Evan, Elias, Zuriez, Ezediel, Isaiah and Mattias of Hendersonville and Phoenix, AZ; other grandchildren, Artin, Marito, Grace and Ezra Kushigian of Etowah; sister, Nelly de Guymas of Argentina, South America; brothers, Nano and Tino of Antofagasia, Chile; and many nieces and nephews in Chile and Argentina.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Vision Jesus Church with the Revs. Mauricio Mercado and Daniel Mercado officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.