Maria Guadalupe Lara Maria Guadalupe Lara beloved mother and grandmother passed away into the Lords arms on September 2, 2009. Her family and community knew her as "Lupe". Lupe was born on February 15, 1928, she was the last family survivor out of 10 brothers and sisters, which all grew up in the city of Gardena where she continued to live for the rest of her life. Lupe was married to her late husband Fidel Lara and had 4 children Michael, Rachel, Linda and Danny. Lupe was very well known as a caring person by her family and friends, which continued in her place of employment at Russ International in Gardena of 23 years. She is survived by her children, Michael Lara, Rachel Lara & Linda Chavez, daughter- in-law Virginia Lara, son-in-law Sal Chavez, grandchildren, Lena Thompson, Oswald Chavez, Richard Chavez, Mark Chavez, great-grandchildren, Amorette Martinez, Richard Chavez Jr., Sierra Chavez, Liah Chavez, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss her. Memorial services Rosary will be held on September 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Gardena, CA, and Mass on September 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Gardena, CA. She will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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