Maria Omegna Figueroa a 44 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on January 15th 2009. She was born in 1933 in the small town of San Antonio Chile, where she was crowned "Miss San Antonio" at age 17. In 1965 she moved from Chile to the United States with her husband and 3 boys. Maria attended El Camino College and later UCLA where she graduated Suma Cum Laude and received her B.A in education in 1971. She began her teaching career in 1973 at Stephen M. White middle school where she taught until 2003. It was during this time that she also taught for the Redondo Beach and Torrance adult school programs. She was a dedicated and inspirational teacher that touched the lives of her students and coworkers. She was blessed with the ability to make her students believe in themselves using discipline and affection. She was a special person that loved poetry and literature (she sometimes would use both in her classes) but above all she was a devoted mother that loved her family. She leaves behind her sons Peter, Carlos, Chris, Diana her daughter in law, her grand children Nicholas, Max, Ben, Florencia, Martin and Alonso. She will be missed more than words can convey Funeral services will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel on Saturday the 24th of 2009 at 11:00 am located at 27501 S. Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes

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  1. Dear Chris, My heart is breaking for you. Please know that we are all thinking about you every day. I can be your friend to lean on. Just say the word. All my prayers and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sincerely,

  2. Chris, Only you and your family know the sorrow you feel. The Lord called your mom home and surely welcomed her with open arms. We will not ully know this God and His plan for your mom and all of us until we join Him in eternity. Estela and I send our heartfelt condolences. Your mom and your family are in our prays. May this God’s Grace be upon you. Your Friend, Dominick

  3. Chris, Pete & Carlos. Please accept of hear felt sympathy for the passing of your beloved mother and our dear neighbor Maria. Her gift of dedication and inspiration of those whose lives she touched will be enduring for years to come. We shell miss our good neighbor very much and pray to God for her safe journey to heaven.

  4. My deepest sympathy to you Chris & your family in the loss of your mom. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers and that God will give you comfort & strength during this time of loss. God Bless,

  5. Durante las tantas y tantas ocasiones en que charlbamos largamente a travs del telfono, tuve el privilegio de conocer y compartir con una gran mujer y lamento mucho su prdida ya que siento que el mundo, ha perdido a una de sus grandes colaboradoras y sin duda que por su gran dedicacin a ayudar a los dems, se ha ganado un muy buen lugar en el cielo.

  6. My condolences go out to the family of Mrs Maria Figueroa. I knew her for 3 years I was a student of hers at Stephen m white middle scho. In the three years that I knew her she was the strictest teacher I had, but also the one whom I learned from the most. Even when I was doin bad on her class she always believed that I was a good student That just wanted to goof off. You will definitely be missed MRS. Figueroa

  7. Gone but never forgotten Mrs Figueroa, I’ll always remember the your advice and teachings where ever I go.

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