Esthela M. Preciado

esthela preciado
Preciado, Esthela M., a 45 year resident of the South Bay and Harbor City, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Esthela, known as "Mama" was 78 when she died. Esthela was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church of Lomita, Ca. Esthela was born in Durango, MX, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1964, along with her husband and five children. She proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1999 and enjoyed the privilege of voting. She lived and worked hard to achieve the American Dream becoming both a business and home owner. Esthela was outgoing, cheerful, friendly, ready to help someone in need, befriending strangers and welcoming them into her family. Her Faith was her passion and she was a part of the family of St. Margaret Mary's Legion of Mary. She was active in local Senior Homes as a representative of the Church. She is survived by her daughter, Guadalupe (Vicki McAlister) Preciado-McAlister of Long Beach, CA; daughter, Isabel (Ellen Wander) Loucks of Santa Monica, CA; son, Santiago (Kim) Preciado of Roseburg, OR; son, Ricardo (Maria) Preciado of Long Beach, CA; sister, Rebeca Allen of Harbor City, CA; sister, Eloisa Dominguez of Long Beach, CA; sister, Rosa Villa of Long Beach, CA; sister, Emma Harris of Atlanta, GA; brother, Jose (Irene) Martinez of Ensenada, MX; 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Filomeno and Tomasita Martinez; son, Hector Preciado; and husband of 40 years, Saul Santiago Preciado. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary service at 7:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Reception will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church immediately following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross(www.redcross.org) .

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