Gunsalus, Dolores Camille "Loli" Camille Gunsalus of Redondo Bch, CA died peacefully on April 23, 2007, in her home with her husband, Jim and children, James and Leslie, by her side. A Redondo native, she was born to Santos and Erlinda Nevarez on June 3, 1949, married in 1969, and lived and worked in Gardena for most of her adult life. She worked in special education for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 25 years. Her passion was in making positive personal connections with the unique children she taught. She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, and daughter. She will be missed by all who knew her. Camille is also survived by her mother Erlinda and three siblings Gregg Nevarez, Cynthia De Leon, Linda Mekaru and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary and viewing will take place Sunday April 29, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. Funeral services will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, on Monday April 30 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Flowers can be sent to Rice Mortuary. Alternately donations can be sent in her name to The Wellness Community-South Bay, (310) 376-3550.

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  1. Dear Jim, Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear wife. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Even though we did not know her, after watching this video tribute, it sounds like she was a wonderful human being. We will keep you in our prayers and my God bless you and your loved ones. Sincerely Tom and Hazel

  2. Blessings from the Moseley family: Greg, Deirdre, Sean and Gabrielle. Loli was always one to ask the deeper penetrating questions. I was over at the Nevarez home attending one of the family celebrations (I was a regular invited guest of the family-well actually I always felt a part of the family). I brought over a girl name Carol whom I had been dating in college. I remember looking directly at Loli and saying, “This is my girlfriend “Careful”…instead of Carol”. That pretty much sums it up. Dolores was an insightful challenging individual. I always enjoyed her personality and family. Our prayers and support go out to her mother Lindy, husband Jim, Jimmy and Leslie. Of course my love to Gregg, Cindy and Linda. You have a terrific family and we have been blessed by being a part of it. Love, Greg

  3. Dear Cynthia, I’m so sorry to hear of Dolores’s passing. I remember the fun times you two had at the jazz festival with Karen and I. Savor all the good memories of your lives together especially those special sister to sister moments. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and may God Bless You! Sincerely Joe Castillo

  4. Jim, Jimmy, and Leslie, Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the celebration of your mom’s life. It was such an honor. I love you all very much.

  5. Dear Leslie and family, I am saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. My heart and thoughts are with you and yours. Sincerely, Patricia

  6. Dear Leslie and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Dalores was a spunky, strong woman with a great sense of humor. I have several fond memories of her. I remember several visits to the Bay Area. We had a big dinner for Leslie’s graduation from Berkeley. She was such a proud mama!. I also remember having my entire family stop by your house in Gardenia. She was so welcoming and hospitable. She fed our entire army and I have to say she made awesome Tacos and especially the most amazing Guacamole. I think I can truly blame my obsession with good guacamole on Dalores. She was a truly remarkable woman and she will be missed. Love, Lisa

  7. Jim,Jimmy,Leslie, We are so very sorry for your loss. We feel so blessed to have many happy memories when we were all together. Camille was a beautiful person and I will never forget her. May the spirit of the living God be there to comfort and bless you. Jeri & Nate

  8. Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss, I am Jeri and Nate Estis youngest daughter and just wanted you to know how my mother has been affected by Loli’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed terribly. May God be with you all at this lost time in your lives.

  9. I had the opportunity to e-mail with My niece Loli during her illness. She was so brave and her courage was so evident. The video was beautiful. It brought all the memories of her life back to me. She was such a precious pretty little girl. I loved her dearly. I am so sorry for her family and my sister Lindie. It is comforting to know that she is now with her father and grandparents. God Bless all those who loved her. Aunt Monie

  10. Dear Jim, Jimmy & Leslie, It’s been along time since I have seen you all, and I just happen to call Valerie this Wednesday when she shared the news. I just want to let you know that I am truly sorry and that you are all in my prayers and that God fill you with his peace. Sincerely, Sarah

  11. Dearest Lindie, we just heard of your loss, we share your grief but rejoice knowing that you have wonderful, unforgetting memories of your daughter. Now Loli is at rest with her father Santos.

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