Enriqueta Basilio

  • Died: October 26, 2019
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Enriqueta Basilio

Mexican sprinter was the first woman to light the Olympic flame

Enriqueta Basilio was the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron when she was granted the honor at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, Mexico. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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Posted by A friend   November 25, 2019

Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort be with you all during this most difficult time. Please know that our loving Heavenly Father feels your pain and is eager to grant you all continuous love, peace and comfort.

MM, Jackson Mississippi

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Basilio. She is resting in Gods memory.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   November 14, 2019

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2019

May God comfort you at this time, 2 C orn 1:3,4 I'm so sorry for your lose.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 11, 2019

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Posted by VALENDA NEWELL - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   November 09, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Basilio family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2019

My condolences to the Basilio family, what wonderful memory to cherish, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with you.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Basilio family for your loss! May God grant you peace and comfort as you remember Enriqueta with much love cherishing her with fondness and respect for the life she lived.

Posted by Barbara    November 07, 2019

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My Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   November 07, 2019

My condolences go out to the Basilio family. She'll be missed by many.

Posted by Lee - TN   November 07, 2019

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Posted by Alishia - SC   November 06, 2019

God bless your soul, so little was known about you, we know you are in a better place. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Johnny Rivas - Houston, Texas   November 05, 2019

I am sorry for your great loss, may the God of tender mercies comfort you.

Posted by - Euclid ,OhIo.   November 05, 2019

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Godspeed Enriqueta, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 05, 2019

I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Ms Basilio. What an honor she experienced during her lifetime. May your fond memories and the comfort from God help you during this most difficult time.

Posted by C S - Charlotte, NC   November 05, 2019

Rest in Peace, Enriqueta, you were Great for Mexico and for the World too. Your track skills and athletic physique were inspirational too all who knew you and those that watched you carry the Olympic Torch in 1968. You were one beautiful lady. God Bless You Always.

Posted by Antonio Halfmoon - Fort Walton Beach, FL   November 05, 2019

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May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by Miguel Andres Avila Camacho    November 05, 2019

She was truly an inspiration. I'm hoping the family can be comforted by their faith and hope.

Posted by D Johnson    November 05, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your Loved One,comfort you and your family today and always.

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2019

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Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   November 04, 2019

To the family,

May God be with you As a source of comfort and strength.

Posted by V M - neighbor   November 04, 2019


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