February 2, 1945 ~ January 27, 2008
Raul Becerra, a 43 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2008 in Torrance. CA. Raul was 62 when he died.
Born in Mexico, Raul migrated to the United States of America in his early twenties. Here he met and fell in love with a young teenager named Maria Lopez who would become his wife and mother of his two children. After 27 years of marriage they separated in a mutual divorce remaining good friends and always devoted to their children and grandchildren.
Later, Raul was given a second chance to love and marry Maria Gomez of his same hometown in Mexico who became his second wife. Maria was loving, caring, devoted, and remained with him to the very end.
Raul implemented his love for the outdoors and everything to due with nature with his work by starting his own Landscaping business. He loved baseball and in his early days played in a club called "Los Charros" with his brothers, friends and other family members. This was always a great event with all family members gathering to cheer their favorite team on Sunday afternoons. Raul enjoyed woodwork and was able to build a beautiful crib in time for the birth of his Son, Raul Jr. He liked trips to Big Bear with his wife Maria Gomez during the snow season and also enjoyed going to shooting ranges for fun. Raul had a passion for life and lived everyday to the fullest. He was a devoted fan of Mexico's soccer team 'Las Chivas.' He never missed a game and would often tease family members who supported opposing teams with pranks and jokes.
Raul's many close relationships included his children and grandchildren always being first in his life, his wife whom he loved dearly, extended family members and many long time friends. He is survived by his Mother, Lucila Ponce of Mexico; Wife, Maria Gomez of Carson, CA; Daughter, Leticia (Simon) Moreno of Mission Viejo, CA; Son, Raul Jr. Becerra of New York; Brother, Oribel (Hortencia) Becerra of Mexico; Brother, Jose Becerra of Mexico; and 3 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father, Guadalupe Becerra.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Saturday February 2, 2008 from 4 to 7pm, with a Rosario at 6pm. A Reception will follow in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room. Inurnment will be private.
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