July 14, 1937 ~ October 11, 2008
Bugarin, Amalia Martinez
Our beloved mother Amalia Martinez Bugarin, peacefully passed away after a courageous fight against cancer at her home in Moreno Valley, CA on October 11, 2008 with her children at her side.
She was born in Tucson, AZ on July 14, 1937. She was a happy, loving, devoted, caring and proud wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her gifts of love and selflessness will never be forgotten by her family and friends.
She was reunited with her husband Benjamin Bugarin, who preceded her to heaven in December 2003. She is survived by two brothers, Conrad Martinez of Tucson, AZ; Jesse Martinez of Tucson, AZ; and by her ten children, Rosanna McClanahan of Lomita, CA; Felix Juarez (wife Pauline) of Wilmington, CA; Michael Red Deer of Lomita, CA; Yvonne Garcia (husband David) of Carson, CA; Alyssa Oldman (husband Darrell) of Ontario, CA; Benjamin Bugarin (wife Sabrina) of Pomona, CA; Rebecca Berning of Moreno Valley, CA; Roberta Wilson (husband Tony) of Murrietta, CA; Carlos Bugarin (partner Julian) of Los Angeles, CA; and Sarah Bugarin of Moreno Valley, CA. She is also survived by her eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Amalia will be missed in all our lives, but will be remembered in our hearts and thoughts forever.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Thursday October 16, 2008 from 4 to 8pm, with a Service beginning at 7pm. Friday's Service will begin at 11am at the Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A Reception will then be held in Rice Mortuary's Lighthouse Room.
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