Lenore
Lenore Celsa Arce The daughter of Miguel and Camerina Ochoa returned to God on November 2, 2007. Lenore was born in Torrance, Ca. in 1940 and has been a lifetime resident of the South Bay. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Irene Miller and her brother, Miguel Ochoa, Jr. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Angel Arce; son, Rick; daughter, Lisa (Andy) Zimmerman; her new loves: granddaughters, Ella and Abby; brothers, Juaquin and Ralph Ochoa; sisters, Donna Ralph, Shirley Zagala, Micaela Kaono, Maclovia Wallace, Ylda Salazar and Cristina Ochoa. She also leaves behind many special Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and loving friends. Lenore loved photography, reading, and cheering for her children in all of their volleyball endeavors. She was the number one fan of many local high school volleyball players and beach players as well. She loved her job at Seiko Instruments where she worked for more than 35 years. Lenore touched so many lives with her generous spirit and beautiful smile. She will be in our hearts forever. A gathering of family and friends will be held at: Rice Mortuary on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 5:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Mass to be held at: American Martyrs Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, honor Lenore's memory with a contribution to the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Children's Hospital of Orange County in the honor of her nephew, Jonathon Pulone.

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  1. We will forever miss Aunt Nore. She’ll forever be in our hearts and memories. She captured so many precious memories in the photographs she took of us and our children over the years. Those will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We send our most heartfelt sympathies. Much love, Matt, Liz, Amanda and Trevor

  2. Our deepest condolences to the family. Both my husband and I worked with Lenore at Seiko Instruments. She was a ray of light, and we were blessed to have known her.

  3. Lenore was a very special person. She was always smiling, laughing and enjoying her family and friends. I pray for her family while they go through these hard times. May you all always keep the wonderful life and love of Lenore Arce in your hearts.

  4. Lenore was a very special friend. Always positive, cheerful and loving. We truly miss her and will forever keep her in our thoughts and in our hearts. All our love prayers for the family. Love, Ann & Don

  5. I worked with Lenore for 11 years at Seiko. I found her to be a good and caring friend. I saw her a few weeks ago. I know what a loss this is to her family. My mother passed away when I was 11. I still miss her. I’m now 75.

  6. I’ve worked with lenore for the past 5 yrs. How she loved her family , her grandchildren . She was sooooo proud of them . I’m a grandfather too, i know the feeling. Life——and the world will not be the same without her.

  7. Through Ylda, I have gotten to meet most of the Ochoa family. The eulogies at Lenores Memorial service were very heart warming, and I am sure Lenore was looking down with much love, seeing all her family & friends honoring her (and she got a standing ovation) how great is that. Wih all the love I saw today for Lenore, her memory will go on.

  8. I’ll keep the memories and the scarf Lenore made for me always. She was always there to led an ear to all of us at Seiko. Mary Bussio

  9. I had worked with Lenore for 8 years at Seiko Instruments.She was so kind and generous to my family. We owe a lot to her. Lenore lives in my heart and other colleagues who now live in Japan. May she rest in peace. Please accept my sincere condolences. Hiroshi Fukino Tokyo, Japan

  10. I worked with Lenore at Seiko Instruments and I will never forget the smile she always wore. I will always hold her in my heart and in my prayers.

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