Maria Elisa Bies was born July 14, 1927 in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico to Corneilo and Lucida (Duarte) Figueroa. She grew up on a ranch in Flama, Mexico. On July 14, 1956 she married Ronald J. Bies. They resided in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada until moving to White Lake in 2001.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Sylvia Bies of White Lake and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald on August 28, 2002.