December 25, 2013

Ramona Sandoval 

Ramona Sandoval passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on December 16, 2013. Dona Ramona or Mona as many knew her by was born in Bellavista, Nayarit, Mexico on December 9, 1934. In 1960 she came to Oxnard, CA to join her husband Armando Sandoval (deceased), in hopes of a better life for the family.  Her dream was for her children to have an opportunity for a higher education which she saw full filled not only in her own children but in her grandchildren.

Filled with an entrepreneurial spirit she opened her first restaurant alongside her husband in 1970. She owned Mona’s Café in downtown Oxnard for 20 years. They later came to Santa Paula and opened El Taco Loco until her retirement in 2005. She had a passion for family and business that was passed to future generations in her son Adan Sandoval; owner of La Terraza in Santa Paula, and Jaime Sandoval of Fresh Mex Bar and Grill in Oxnard. She loved to cook with love and everyone knew when they tasted her dishes.  She was kind and always made sure that whether in her restaurants or at home you were never hungry. Everyone who walked through her doors was a greeted friend.

With great love, and hopes of continuing the kind and hardworking spirit; She is survived by her children, Adan (Lesvia) Sandoval, Armando (Martha) Sandoval, Alberto Sandoval, Jaime (Concepcion) Sandoval, and Mariela Sandoval; Along with 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Monchis una mujer fuerte que sacrifico y siempre dio todo por su familia. Un gran ejemplo que tu familia siempre va seguir.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 7:00pm, Thursday, December 26 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 427 North Oak Street, Santa Paula. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00am, Friday, December 27 also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Charles Lueras, C.R.I.C. Officiating. Committal & Interment will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo.

For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Ramona’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054.

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