"I've been able to cook (the salsa) almost to a 'T'. I would say her rice is like none other and her refried beans, that's all I wanted to eat. It was like butter," Huerta told NBC News. "She reminded me of a lioness. Her children and her grandchildren were the most important thing in the world.”
Helen and Cesar began organizing farm workers, when the family decided to leave East Los Angeles in 1962 and return to Delano.
Helen Chavez generally kept a low profile, according to the New York Daily News. She did not speak often in public or in the media, but would make public appearances to honor her husband and his cause.
Funeral services will be held this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.