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.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. My condolences to your family on the lose of your beloved Father. As I share your pain through this journey of mourning, I offer you my support in anything you may need. May all his wonderful memories serve you as comfort & the tools you€™ll need to move forward through a season of grief. With much love & sympathy, +Jesus y Maria Gomez, Steve & Betty Godinez

  2. i have so many memories of my tio when i was a lil girl but this space is not enough to tell all my stories but here’s some memories..he would always take me places especially to 7-11..lol..he would always get his cold coffee..he would always joke around with me.. he was a very funny man.. i remember i would sleep over my aunts house all the time just because it was fun with my cousins….i just want to say that he was a great man and that he will be missed…you will always be my tio…

  3. Our deepest and most sincere sympathy goes out to the wife, children and grandchildren for the lose of your dear Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He remains with you in spirit and found memories.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook