FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --Thousands are taking time to remember the life of activist Helen Chavez, the widow of the late Cesar Chavez.
Surrounded by family, Chavez passed away Monday at the age of 88 in Los Angeles.
Described by Governor Brown as a "powerful and inspiring force," Helen played a vital role in helping to launch the United Farm Workers Union alongside her husband in the Central Valley.
"Helen was a very strong supporter, especially of the undocumented people, the dreamers, and everything Cesar supported Helen was right there with him," said Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers Union.
President Obama also offered his condolences saying Helen's legacy will last for generations and that her life proves that those who love their country can change it.