March 04, 2009
Dolores M. Salazar Dolores M. Salazar, of Santa Paula, lived a beautiful life of 71 years, sharing countless precious moments with those that she held dear. She passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009.She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary kindness, strength and humility. Those who knew Dolores couldn’t help but be moved by her compassionate heart, not to mention chuckle at her delightfully clever sense of humor.She volunteered her time at the Senior Center and St. Francis of Assisi Church in any way she could. Her smile brightened a room, and her hugs comforted our hearts.She taught us about life, love, and the benefits of honest hard work. She set an example that has encouraged us to strive for greatness. We will miss her sweet grin and warm hugs, and her delicious homemade cooking. What brought a smile to her face and a joy in her heart was playing bingo and spending time with her family, especially being able to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will cherish our memories forever.“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – PericlesShe is preceded in death by her parents, Anita and Alex Vasquez; husband Robert Salazar; daughter Sylvia; and brother Tony and sister Armida Vasquez. She leaves behind her children, Roberta (Daniel) Garcia, Jeri (Arturo) Salazar, Roseanna (Raymond) Salazar, Michael Salazar, Sylvia Salazar, Diana (Alex) Hurtado, Maria Denton, Robert Salazar Jr. and Jude (Lauren) Salazar; grandchildren Tina, Daniel Jr., Angela, Richard, Priscilla, Johnny, Raelene, Desire, Daniel Jr., Gabriel, Steven, Michael Jr., Melissa, Gabby, Kristin, Josh, Ethan, Cheyenne and Harmony; and 22 great-grandchildren.Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m., with Father Charles Lueras officiating. The burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th St., Santa Paula, 525-5595.Maria Hortencia MaciasIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Hortencia “Tencha” Macias, on Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Maria was born on May 5, 1927 in Victorville, California. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, sons Manuel and John and grandsons Richard Jr. and Manuel Jr.She is survived by her loving sister Celia and her companion of thirty-five years Benjamin Perez, her devoted children Gloria (husband Gilbert), Julian (Rebecca), Anna Maria (husband George), Richard (wife Gloria) and Robert. Maria also leaves behind many adoring grandchildren. She was blessed with many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.Maria was a lifelong resident of Santa Paula and in 1989, she retired from the Limoneira Company after thirty-eight years. She was dedicated to her children and was a very spiritual woman. She was always eager to discuss politics and current events. Some of her favorite pastimes included Pokeno with her children and took great joy in winning all of their money. She was always up for a trip to Chumash Casinos accompanied by her friends and family. Maria loved watching her favorite daytime soap operas, The Young and the Restless, and rarely missed an episode. Everyone who knew and loved her will always remember her spunky attitude and her favorite expression, “Let me tell you one thing!”.She was surrounded by a large extended family and will be dearly missed by all. We are all thankful and blessed to have had her in our lives and will always cherish the memories of our time together.Here are some words to express our love and memories about this remarkable woman.After GlowI’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one,I’d like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I’d like to leave and echowhispering down the ways,Of happy times and laughingtimes and bright and sunny days.i’d like the tears of those whogreive, to dry before the sunOf happy memories that i leaveWhen life is done.Author: unknownVisitation will be held from 10am to 5 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Church of Angels, 600 E Pleasant St. Santa Paula, CA 93060, with a rosary being recited at 7pm at St. Sebastian Catholic Church 235 N 9th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11am at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery in Santa Paula.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services of Santa Paula, Ca. For further information, please call (805) 229-7054.

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