Estella Arce, a long time resident of Lawndale, CA., passed away on August 12, 2009 at home peaceful with family around her. Estella was born in Blythe, CA. on May 25, 1914 and has resided in the Los Angeles area for the eighty years. She began a job in housekeeping in the early 1950's and retired about thirty years later in the late 1980's. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was a devoted family woman. She loved her children, grand children, and great grand children very much. Estella enjoyed quilt making, embroidery, baking and sewing. She also enjoyed traveling to different parts of Mexico. Throughout her life she collected many different sea-shells from different places. Estella is survived by her three children, daughter Mary Herrera of Redondo Beach, CA., son Albert Arce of Lawndale, CA., and Louie Arce of Lawndale, CA. Fifteen grand children, over thirty great grand children, and ten great great grand children. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis O. Arce, and daughters Stella Arce and Frances Leal (Wohlwend). Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. With much love to my amazing Grandma, Thank you for staying with us for so many years and filling our lives with your smile & love. Love granddaughter #2 Laura

  2. Grandma, thank you for taking me into your arms and loving me as grand-daughter. I will always have a special place in my heart for you. Love, your adopted grand-daughter

  3. Grandma, thank you for taking me into your arms and loving me as a grand-daughter. I will always have a special place in my heart for you. Love, your adopted grand-daughter

  4. Mama Arce touched my life 25 years, come Christmas Eve, when she warmly greeted her son Louie and me after 11 pm that night. I was embarrassed to show up so late for the evening’s celebration. Little did I know the party was just beginning. Thank you Mama, Louie, Albert and all of the family for warmly touching my life with love, laughter and care. Estella you were a loving, giving spirit! Hugs, Mary Beth Dickinson and her daughter Leona D. Novio

  5. When Terry became our friend over 30 years ago we first met the nina and nino at Millie’s house. They were very friendly and accepting people. We hope that she thought of us as her friends. We feel honnored to have known her and we will miss her greatly. Robert and Karen

  6. Our deepest sympathies go out from our family to yours at this time. We will hold you all in prayer. May God bless and keep you. The family of Luis O. Gonzalez & Andrea Gonzalez of Hermosa Beach.

  7. Our thoughts are with you and your family.May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. Tinamarie Ventre & Danielle Smith

  8. Louie, We are thinking of you today. All of us here want to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We love the picture of your mother, she was very beautiful.

  9. Sal,Laura,Rita & Family So sorry to hear about your grandma. She was a wonderful person and quite a character. God bless you all. Love, Bruce,Cindy,Nolan & Alicia

  10. nonnie.. i love you so much!!! thank you for everything. for helping me. i was very lucky to live with you, several times in my life. i gave you your first great grandchildren the twins delfina and antonette and isaac.. thank you for teaching me the ropes on newborns, and your medicinal remedies. and also teaching me how to cook. you are my only grandmother.i will miss you alot!! i feel very honored to have been part of your life. your the best!your memory will live inside of me forever. again thank you!!! with tears, vangie

  11. Well I know it’s all done with and the services have been done for a week and everyone is going about their business but I guess I just wanted to write in here anyways to say “Goodbye Gramma”. I miss you so much right now it hurts. But I know that you are not suffering and you are with your family that has passed on and I’m sure you are happy. I thank you for all the years you have put up with me and raising me as a daughter and a granddaughter. I consider myself very lucky. If it wasn’t for you , then I would not be the mother and woman I am today. You did a good job :). I will always have you in my thoughts , memories, prayers and in my heart. I love you Gramma and I miss you and I will see you again someday. P.s..If at all possible, can you still watch over me? Since you have always been my guardian maybe you can be my guardian angel now? Love, Michelle

  12. Grandma, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. You took me in after mom died and gave me a loving, caring and safe home, full of good food and good times (ahh the papas and tortillas on Sat. mornings). I will forever miss you, but the folks in heaven have been waiting a long time and now it’s there turn to receive your love. Dance on Grandma…. Please say Hi to mom and Grandma S for me. Until we meet again. I love you….Lisa

  13. I have not been in your life for a good part of my adult life, however you were such a big part of my childhood. Grandma I will always love you and miss the way you treated me and loved me. Your grandson

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