March 5, 1928 ~ April 6, 2020
Vitalia Eusebia Mattocks passed away peacefully, at home, in Rancho Palos Verdes, on April 6, 2020, in the presence of her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Frank Mattocks.
Vitalia was born March 5, 1928, in Guayquil, Ecuador to Victor and Carmen Ortiz. She was 1 of 10 children. She had 5 brothers and 4 sisters. In her early years, she lived in Ecuador and after graduating from high school she went to the University to study and worked as a legal secretary. In 1965, she came to Los Angeles, California. A year later she met her husband Earl Mattocks and were married. In 1970, she gave birth to her only child Jacqueline Mattocks and later in life she was blessed with 4 wonderful grandsons that adored her. Vita, as most people knew her, was a strong willed woman who spoke her mind. She had no filter about telling you what she thought. She was straight to the point. She was so direct that you could only laugh. She spoke the truth. To know her is to only love her. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was unforgettable.
Vita worked at Teledyne Relays and retired after 30 years. After retiring, she worked as a crossing guard for the City of Redondo Beach. She loved being around children but most of all she loved her grandsons.
Vita was an avid basketball fan and loved the Lakers. During game night, Vita dressed in her Laker attire. She always defended them when they didn't win. Making excuses, such as they were tired or a key player didn't play that night. She was a faithful and true fan and on their side no matter what.
Vita is survived by her daughter Jacqueline and son-in-law Gaetano and 4 grandsons. Robert, Michael, Nicolas and Anthony and all of her friends and family.
She will be fondly remembered and truly missed.
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