Regina
Melero, Regina A., a 35 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2007 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Gila Bend, Arizona, Regina was 88 when she died. She is survived by a son, Joseph Holguin; daughters, Bertha Holguin, Gloria Holguin, Virginia Lopez, Martina Melero and Angelina Melero. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a sister, Mary DeLaRosa. She was preceded in death by husband, Manuel Melero, son, Chayo Olguin, daughter, Esperanza Pedroza and grandson, Robert Pedroza. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with Vigil services at 7:00pm on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am on Saturday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach, CA. Private interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles. A reception will be held from 3:00pm until 6:00pm at the family's home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the South Bay Adult Care Center, 3007 Vail Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

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  1. We at the South Bay Adult Care Center were all shocked to learn of Regina’s death, we thought we had a little more time with her. She was our bright spot, always keeping us on our toes. I always kidded her that she ran the Center and I just went along for the fun. She really added spice to our lives. I have looked at the clock every day to see if it was 11 a. to give her her pills and when we went out to the park I thought how much she liked to go out and for a walk. She was always concerned that I wasn’t left behind in the dark after she went home. She is dearly missed by all of us.

  2. Where do i begin??? You were like my own mother. Your mother see me grown up since I was the age of nine. I became a family menber and I was always with the girls. I remember the time that she took me and Virgie to mass one sunday at 6 but that day father did not have a morning mass that day so we both sat on the step until it was 7. But my first memory was when I when with her and the girls to pick green beans. getting up at six was for the birds. I only last one week and after that she no longer pick beans, and the was only to get extra money so we could go to Dinseyland. I have so many memories that I could be here for day. She will always be in my heart. Like I told all of you on friday the last time I saw her was when I burid my own mother ten years ago this february. Please take care of yourself and may God help you in this time of sorrow. Love Betty

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