Mary
Mary G. Saavedra cherished mother and beloved grandmother died peacefully at home on April 8, 2009 surrounded by her family. Born in Capitan, New Mexico on January 5, 1925, she was a longtime resident of Hermosa Beach and later Gardena. In passing, she reunites with her husband of 52 years, Sylvester. She is survived by their large and loving family including their four sons Tony Saavedra (Susan) of Torrance, Eloy Saavedra (Justine) of Sahuarita, Arizona, Paul Dino Saavedra of Hermosa Beach and Jose Saavedra (Lauren) of Lake Helen, Florida and their three daughters Sylvia Westphal (Larry) of Torrance, Esther Bloom of Redondo Beach and Carmen Hansen (Ron) of Gardena. She was Grandma to many and Big Grandma to even more. Survivors also include her brother Raymond Gonzales (Letha) of New Mexico, a large extended family and many friends. She was a passionate and strong woman, and her fire lives on in her offspring. She loved us, but she was tired. We loved her, but we let her go. Fiat voluntas tua. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary service at 7:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.

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  1. We all loved your Mother and have such wonderful memories of all the great times on the river in Parker together. God Bless all of you, Thelma, Caroline, Jeanette,Jerry,David,Gary & Mike Hoover

  2. Eloy,Justine and Saavedra family My prayers are with you. I never got to meet your mom but from the stories you have told me she must have been a wonderful person. Love Carol Clayton

  3. To the family, I extend my heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all at this time. Ingrid

  4. God Bless you and your family, Esther, at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Cynthia

  5. eloy, justine and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this hard time. your love and memories will keep her alive in ech of you and help you get through this hard time. she will always be with you in spirit. love jenn and chris petrin justine’s sister

  6. Eloy and Justine, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We know she meant much to both of you although we never had the pleasure of meeting her. Our prayers are with you and your family and her memories will be kept alive through you. From what you have told us she will always be with you. Love and condolences, Lou and Kathy.

  7. Dear Justine and Eloy, So sorry to hear about your mom, we will keep you in our prayers. Although we never met her we did get to share in some of her Great cooking, and will never forget that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. God Bless Corinne and Jim

  8. With my deepest regrets and sorrows for Mom’s passing, I gather better thoughts and memories of her warmth and kindness. Thank You for giving us such a loving family and sharing such great times. With Love and Aloha, RJ

  9. Dino, my condolences are with you and your family. I join you in celebrating your mother’s wonderful life and spirit. JON

  10. Mary must have been good…she was from New Mexico! My condolences to your family from an online friend of Esther’s.

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