Codelle
Perez, Codelle Josephine, a longtime resident of the South Bay, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home, on Monday, November 19, 2007 in Harbor City. Born in St. Paul, MN, Codelle was 66 when she died. She was passionate about animals and deeply involved in the care and rescue of homeless cats in the South Bay area for over 11 years. When asked how she would want to be remembered, she said "Helped the helpless animals." She is survived by her Daughter, Rose (Erik) Perez Jessen of Newport Beach, CA; Son, John Perez of Torrance, CA; Son, James "Chickie" (Alizabeth) Perez of Torrance, CA; Son, William Perez of Harbor City, CA; Daughter, Charlotte (Dave) Becker of Hermosa Beach, CA; Sister, Charlotte Goff of Elkton, OR; 6 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. Codelle is also survived by her cats: Miss Kitty, Snuggles, Buster, and Taz. She was preceded in death by her Father, Herman Fandel; and Mother, Rosalie Goff. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1053, Downey, CA 90240. Please use this website to send the family messages and to share memories. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep.

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  1. MOM,I’LL REMEMBER YOU WITH JOY AND LAUGHTER AND HAVING A BALL BECAUSE I KNOW THATS HOW YOU REMEMBER ME,AND IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER YOU WITH TEARS YOU RATHER I DID’NT REMEMBER YOU AT ALL…I’LL TRY NOT TO CRY MOM,I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART….CHICKIE

  2. You loved your kids and you loved your cats, but just as important…we loved you! You showed us all strength, humor, humility and passion. Mom, we will all miss you so very, very much. Love, Dave

  3. MOM, I’LL REMEMBER YOU WITH JOY AND LAUGHTER AND HAVING A BALL BECAUSE I KNOW THATS HOW YOU REMEMBER ME, AND IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER YOU WITH TEARS YOU RATHER I DID’NT REMEMBER YOU AT ALL…I’LL TRY NOT TO CRY MOM, I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART….CHICKIE

  4. You loved your kids and you loved your cats, but just as important…we loved you! You showed us all strength, humor, humility and passion. Mom, we will all miss you so very, very much. Love, Dave

  5. To Codelle’s Family….My deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. I met Codelle at Wilson Park about 8 to 10 years ago and saw her almost daily. I was walking my dog and she was always there to look after her cats. I will miss her and will always remember her when I come and go for my walks. She was a kind hearted person. I know her kitty family misses her. God Bless, Steve and my dog Sadie.

  6. Dear Chickie and Family…We are deeply sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care, Brian and Kim Bogart, Walnut Creek Ca…..AJs aunt and uncle.

  7. Codelle you’ve always been a ray of sunshine that will never be forgotten. I will always remember your smile and distinctive laugh. I love you and thank you for being part of my life. Peace be with you and May you rest in peace embraced by our Lord.

  8. My aunt Codelle was a very loving, caring and thoughtful person. I will always love and be grateful for having her in my life. It was an honor and privilege to have had my aunt Codelle in my life. I will miss her very much. Love, Grace

  9. Dear, Junior, Bucky, Chickie, Billy and Lippy. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. I was having lunch with a friend when I heard about your mom. The first thing that came to my mind was your mom yelling at us when we were kids. Your mom always meant well and wanted what was best for all of us. I remember when you guys lived in the apartment in Torrance. You were having a party and your mom was guarding the refrigerator, because I was getting too drunk. Codelle was great lady and excellent mother who raised five kids into incredible adults. I will forever have fond memories of your mother. Love, Ed Vasquez

  10. Dear: Bucky, Junior, Chicky, Billie & Lippy. I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a really nice lady and I will always remember her with her big smile. My heart goes out to all of you.

  11. I know there are no words that can ease the pain and sorrow at a time like this. Codelle was a kind and loving mother who I could see loved her children above all and loved her cats. I was previleged to know Codelle for just a few years and was blessed to be welcomed into her family. I know that she is in Gods hands and that is the most wonderful place to be.

  12. Codelle; You were an amazing woman with an at abundance of strength in all that you did. You raised 5 incredible children that grew to be even more incredible adults. Your children will carry your legacy all of their days with love and gratitude that they had yoou for their Mom. You are with God and peace now and we will see you again in God;s time Love Dottie & Carlos

  13. Your mom sounds like one of those rare people who left diamonds in her footsteps. You are truly fortunate to have had her in your life. With deepest condolences, Elayne and Stuart

  14. One of the things I loved most about my Mom was her compassion for people and animals in need. There are so many things about her that I will miss, but mostly I’m going to miss her smile and her laugh.

  15. Gram was a very strong and wonderful person! There are so many memories that I have with her, many many laughs! I believe that she was a huge part of making me what I am today, strong and very will powered! She taught me a lot and I will never forget all the times I had with her! I love you and miss you with all my heart!!! I will see you again one day My Gram! WE LOVE YOU!!! XOXO

  16. Dear Cousins, The other day, my sister Nancy and I were sharing our sadness at hearing of the passing of your mother. We remembered a time we spent the night at your apartment in Torrance for a party. We had so much fun. We remembered your mom being such a funny lady. I remembered her laugh. I continue to keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all. Love, your cousin, Judi

  17. Dear Cousins, Our prayer are with all of you always. Keep the love and faith. Take care and God Bless all of you.

  18. My prayers to all Codelle’s family;especially, my nieces and nephews. Codelle is at peace now. She will always be remembered as my sister-in-law and friend.Her love for life and laughter will never be forgotten..God Bless you all. Aunt Gloria

  19. Dear Cousins, Im so sorry for your loss. As all good things come and pass, now is the time to remember and smile as a family for the good memories shared. You and your loved ones will be in my prayers. God Bless. With Love, Cousin Douglas

  20. Gram is a beautiful person inside and out. There is not a memory of my childhood that doesn’t have her in it. She has been the best Gram that I could ever ask for; she is the most down to earth and honest person and only hope to follow her in her strong confident ways. She will be in my heart and thoughts forever. I will celebrate her life and honor her and I will still strive to make her proud. I love you with all my heart Gram.

  21. My dearest nieces and nephews: Bucky, Chickie, John Jr., Billy, Lippy and your respective loved ones, please know that my prayers are with you all. I hold nothing but fond memories of Codelle, especially her warm smile and cheerful laughter. With my deepest sympathy and regrets on your loss. Love, Aunt Carmen

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