MEXICALI — Mexicali's first lady, María Cristina Ramos de Hermosillo, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the family's home in the exclusive neighborhood of Los Pinos here.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in December after she started to feel ill.
She was treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where she was given chemotherapy.
During the last five months she lived in La Jolla in a family friend's house.
"Macristy," as she was known, was transferred to Mexicali on Tuesday after her condition worsened.
Doctors tried Wednesday night to keep her alive with a defibrillator.
Starting at noon today, funeral services will be at Jardín de la Esperanza on López Mateos Boulevard in Mexicali.
Friday morning there will be a Mass at the city's cathedral and she later will be buried in Jardín de la Esperanza cemetery.