October 17, 1925 ~ July 5, 2021
Born in: Tlaltenango de Sánchez Román, Zacatecas , Mexico
Resided in: Gardena, California
Ermelinda Rubio Lara, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on July 5, 2021 at the age of 95.
Ermelinda was born to Miguel and Mercedes Rubio in Tlaltenango de Sánchez Román, Zacatecas, Mexico on October 17, 1925. At the age of three, Ermelinda moved to Sacramento, California with her family and then to Dominguez Hills, California. Ermelinda married Ralph Vega Lara on May 12, 1956. They settled in Gardena, California where they raised five children.
Ermelinda worked as a store clerk for Larson’s Department Store in Gardena for many years. She was an extra in a major motion picture in 1991. Ermelinda was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. She enjoyed going to Disneyland with her family. Her favorite ride was “It’s a Small World”. Ermelinda was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing. Most of all, she loved being in the company of her children and grandchildren.
She was devoted to God and her family. She dedicated her life to serving her parents, husband, children and grandchildren. Her favorite scripture and prayer was the “Our Father” found in Matthew 6:9-13.
Ermelinda was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Ralph Vega Lara, her sister Maria Concepcion Rubio Sedano, her brothers Jesus Rubio, Miguel Rubio and Salvador Rubio, and her parents Miguel and Mercedes Rubio. She is survived by her children: Martha Fabio (Richard), Mercedes Santa Cruz (Daniel), Mary Angulo (Robert), Melinda Ovalle (Micheal), and Ralph Lara (Marguerite); Her 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one brother, Nemesio Rubio and numerous nephews and nieces.
The viewing will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – McMillan Center, 1016 W. 164th St., Gardena, CA 90247. Interment will be at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301. A reception will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – McMillan Center, 1016 W. 164th St., Gardena, CA 90247.
Graveside Service: July 24, 2021 2:00 pm
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301