So much has happened since you have been gone... Different events, birthdays, holidays.... But all I know is nothing is the same without you here!!! I miss you so much & I hate the fact that you were taken from us so fast without an explanation as to why!! My heart hurts everyday that goes by, whenever I think of you & the memories we all shared. I know now Xmas will never be my favorite holiday anymore, because it was yours & we cant do it up the way you did!! You always made it feel extra special for the kids as well as the grownups!! You always said, Santa couldnt out do you!!! When had went to disneyland for Xmas like we had planned for this year, & it was beautiful!!! Almost like being at your house!!! You would have had a blast being with all the kids, poppa would have had you rollin!!! Oh, & you would have gave that special, raise the eyebrow look at Goofy, cause he was "mean to me, mama whoop they #$% !!" Lol! New Years eve was also very hard... Deja couldnt stop crying for atleast an hour, she said she was not gonna get to hear your voice 1st thing in the morning. When you would call at 7am, Deja said you would ask her did anyone beat you in calling her for her birthday?!?! LOL!! You were crazy to think anyone would be up that early after celebrating. Deja is 15 now & is beginning to look more like a little lady, she misses you so much.... She remembers when you took them to see Meangirls at the movies & you couldnt stop laughing at the girls attitudes!! Deja said you were the most specialist Nana there was!!! All the kids miss you so much!!! But poppa wants to go to your house... hes to little to know anything. But I will make sure to keep you fresh in his head!! I LOVE YOU MAMA SO MUCH!!! Nothing anyone says can take away the pain im am feeling and I will never forget you an everthing you stood for... for you were 1 in a million!!!
Love your middle baby, Ronner :(
Mommy, Mommy, Mommy my heart is aching for you so much right now. Having X-Mas with out you here seems impossible. This was your very special day!!! Everyone looked forward to X-Mas day at Nana's house. I keep imagining you with your apron on in the kitchen making sure everything is perfect. You always look so pretty with either your red sweater or matching vest with Gary. How are any of us going to continue such a perfect tradition YOU started? Every thing about X-Mas reminds me of you. When I would see people putting up their X-mas light on their houses would remind me of Javier putting them up and you supervising because you didn't want any of your neighbors to out do you LOL and if they had more lights than you, you would tell Javier how dare them try to out do you. Your tree was always decorated so pretty, your entire house was decorated beautiful. I know at times I'm being selfish by wishing I would still have the perfect X-Mas with my beautiful mommy, when I know there are kids and Adults that have never expierienced a X-Mas like I have. I miss you so much more than ever right now. I have never wanted X-Mas to hurry up and be over!!! I know in time it may get easier but right now I feel miserable. I love and MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I wish I could just touch you 1 more time =( May you give me strength to get through this X-Mas for my kids.
Love you Always & Forever
Your Mija Val
Mommy, your Big Daddy (morro) misses you so much his B-Day was on Saturday and he talked about you all day. He was very emotional and could not hold his tears in when Gary bought him McDonalds money. We all knew that was something he loved to get from you. He had us all crying while we were watching him open his gifts. The kids couldn't have asked for the most amazing, beautiful, caring, generous, funny Nana. I think that's why they miss you just as much as your daughters. I love & miss you so much.
Mommy oh how I wish you were here to see all the things Jade & Isaiah are accomplishing...I know you would be so proud of them and would be right there with me & Javier to cheer them on. Jade got her 1st High School sports award last night she received a plaque for the "coaches award" she was surprised and so were we, after all there is more competition in High School than middle school. Isaiah's class was on the news last night he was so proud of himself cause you could see him waving in the back round. He acted like it was his acting debut. He looked so small but cute as could be.
Please continue to guide and protect my kids each day when they are away from us. I love you so much and I am glad that the kids are keeping their promise to you.
Mommy,I was so nervous yesterday and couldn't sleep the night before knowing that I didn't have my rock by my side to keep the fear out of my heart. I was so scared not only for myself but for my husband because you know what a wiennie he is at the hospital and to be there all alone with out any one to talk to him or keep his his mind off worrying about me,like you used to in the past. I felt once they called me back you were by my side and I didn't feel scared anymore. I didn't have any complications AT ALL like I normally would :) but I knew you were there guiding the doctor and guiding my husband to be strong and to now get sick. When I came home I slept and saw your pretty face in my dreams telling me "I knew you guys would be ok, and could do it with out me" So I know as time goes on and things I normally needed you with me that I can do it as long as you are by my side in spirit. I love you and thank you for ALWAYS being with me even if it's just in spirit. No one will ever replace the love and respect I have for you as long as I live !!!!!
Love your baby girl/chicle Val
P.S thank you for sending my sisters to see me.... :)
Everytime I miss you, I find myself here in this journal. I think besides me, everyone feels its the closet thing we have to you. Looking at your picture or even everyone's thoughts. The holidays are coming around and I feel my chest getting tighter everyday. I don't know how to cope with this loss, really. I lost my one true best friend and I am hurting not knowing what to do with the feelings I get. I Love you caramel, wishing I was all just a nightmare I had and you were still here.....Love you and going to hurt even more when the holidays are here.
Its been four months today, an I cant stress enough how much i miss you!!!! I think about everything I want to say to you when I go to visit you at the cementary, but when i get there.... all i do is cry for you!!! My stomach aches with so much pain from the loss of you. Sometimes im annoyed by everyday life.... I wakeup some mornings & remember me an my sisters life growing up with you as far back as i can remember till the day you left us. I can play it all back in my head all day long, then i realize its time for bed.... I know I could say this a billion times and it wont even matter, but I wish I could just hold you in my arms & tell you how much I love you, that im thankful for the life you gave me an the blessed memories you shared with me & my family!!!!! You were the BEST MOM ever to me, my sisters & our friends when we all needed you. Thanks for everything and for just being you!!!
I LOVE YOU MAMA,
Your mija, Veronica
Hi Mommy, I know I say this all the time but I miss you soooo much!!!!! Everyday to and from work I listen to your Mariah Carey CD and just cry because no matter how upset I am and if I'm having a bad day I feel like the words in some of the songs are meant especially for me. Like you are trying to tell me that you are with me no matter what...and it gives me some comfort. I am trying my hardest to be strong and do all the things you have taught me from being a good mother and wife. But sometimes it's so hard because I have no one to tell me that they are proud of me and the job I am doing under these difficult circumstances. I knew the kids loved to make you proud but I never knew how just by you telling them you were proud of them and all the encouragement you gave them to do good in school would make such a difference in their lives. I know the words you spoke to them are still fresh in their minds but what scares me is that in time they will forget because the have no one else besides me & Javier to tell them and lets face it they think we just say it cause we have too because we're their parents. You didn't have to encourage them but you did because you loved them like no other grandmother could. You would be so proud of your little morito mommy, he is doing so well in school, at home and even is doing GREAT in cross country. I always remind him that nana is probably saying "good job Big Daddy, so proud of you" and he says "yeah I can hear nana telling me run moro run"
I am going to need you to be by my side when I go to have my procedure next week because you always made me feel safe even though I know you were scared for me. I love you and miss you so much and can't believe how much my life has changed with out you being here. May you continue to bless me & our family as you walk with the good lord you beautiful angel. XOXOXOXO
Well its been three months since you've been gone and i still dont want to accept things the way they are.... I wait everyday for a phone call or for you to show up at my door, to tell me why haven't i called you!!! I miss you so much & feel so lost an helpless without you here!!! I sometimes find myself grouchey or moody with my family & friends... don't know why it happens, just does. I guess i am mad at the world an have to blame somebody for taking you from me!!!
Yesturday was Valeries birthday, an we went to Castillos for dinner, but didn't feel quite the same. I expect to see you walk in with gary :(, I think about how all the Holidays are slowly approaching an will not be the same because your not here to start the party!!! You always brought so much joy to our lives as a family an thats how all familys should be!!! Thats why i am so thankful for the life & memories we shared!! You were a beautiful women & person in everyway, shape or form... I'm glad we were as close as we were, because there are alot of daughters who don't have that kind of relationship with their mother & wish they did!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, an i feel like my heart is breaking into a billion pieces and i'm only waiting for you to bring your loving, healing hands to mend it with your big beautiful smile & big squishy hugs!!!
As for my man, you would say... He misses you to, because without you, there would be no me & what you taught me... how to to be strong, love, an take care of him, & put him in his place every now an then!!! You Know what I mean, Remember Mi Vida Loca!?!? The kids miss you alot, sometimes they laugh & sometimes they cry... I have to get on them from time to time when they are being bad. I tell them, Nana is watching you and shes probably upset. Then they pray to you at night an say their sorry. But you would say, their just being the Montanez's!!!
Well one day I know I will see you again... Just wish it was under different circumstances... You were one of the best things to have happened in my life and I will never, not in a billion years forget you or let my kids forget you, for you are the inspiration of our evryday lifes!!!
Loving you always, Your mija # 2, Veronica
Here I am again. I thought of you on your birthday, I think about you when I am on the road, I think of you when its just me and my son and I just think of you every minute I get alone or when songs come up on the radio. One day as I was driving to school the song "in the arms of the angel" came up and I just started crying with this heartache inside and my stomach turning and eyes burning. The painful loss. Everyday I tend to lie to myself that your still here just been a very busy women like you always say. I haven't even called dad because everytime it feels like a reality check for me that you are gone. I don't care I admit I am in denial, oh well. I don't know what else to do and how don't know to fully except yet, but to think your here just havent had the time to chat. Today is one of those days that is hard on me and writing to you is the closet thing I have to you so here I am. I Miss YOU sooo much, give us all the strength to those who love you dearly to get through this painful loss. I love you caramel....
3 months ago the world lost a very beautiful women, and that was you mommy.... as days, weeks and months go by my heart still hurts just the same as it did on the worst day of my life July 11, 2010. I think about you all the time and remember things that I know others take for granted like hearing their mothers voice, her hugs or just her " I love you" I am so thankful that we shared so many memories together like shopping, our road trips, dinner at your place, the movies, the fair, watching you & Jade in your garden all those memories I hold so dear to my heart and make me happy to know that I can always look back and say we had a great relationship, that many others don't have with their mothers. I love you and miss you and will see you in my dreams.....
Happy Birthday Mommy!!!
On your birthday, I celebrate you!
On your special day,
I’m thinking of all the wonderful things you were,
that bring so much joy to others, including me!
I celebrate your unconquerable spirit,
I admire your sensitivity.
You saw needs that cry out to be met
that no one else saw,
and you met them,
out of your deep and caring heart,
out of your wisdom,
out of your strength.
I treasure your uniqueness;
There is no one else like you,
and I feel blessed to have such an
I appreciate you, respect you,
cherish you, look up to you.
Happy, happy birthday to the best Mother in the World!
I wish you were here to hug & kiss and tell you Happy Birthday but I know you are celebrating with us in spirit. I love you and miss you so much. Love you always mommy.....Love your chicle Val
ITS YOUR SWEETHEART, I MISS YOU SOO MUCH. I'M THINKING OF YOU EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY.TIMES ARE TOUGH AND SOME GOOD BUT I GET THROUGH THEM KNOWING YOU ARE ALWAYS BESIDE ME KNOW MATTER WHAT BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU PROMISED ME. MY EYES TEAR UP AS I WRITE THIS BUT I REMEBER YOU SAID "MISS ME BUT LET ME GO" I DONT WANT TO BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I MUST DO NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT MY FAMILY TOO. YOU TOLD ME TO KEEP MY HEAD UP AND THATS IS WHAT IM DOING!! I MISS AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!=( THANK YOU NANA FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER DONE FOR ME!!!! I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER NANA THAN YOU. YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE TO ENCOURAGE ME AND LET ME KNOW HOW PROUD YOU WERE OF ME AND I LOVE YOU FOR THAT!!! YOU WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART LOVE JADE
Mommy, Where do I begin.... I feel so lost with out you =( I feel as if I am not the same person anymore. A big piece of my heart and soul are missing. I knew it was going to be hard with out you here but as your b-day and the holidays get near makes it that much harder to except that you are gone. I feel so sick to my stomach because I miss you so much... I know I have to go on with my life for the sake of my kids and husband but it is so hard. This is one of those times where I need your advise or encouragement to guide me and give me strength. My heart hurts so much for my kids because you know that you were a BIG part of their everyday lives and now they don't have that with any one else but me & Javier. Isaiah's teacher called and said he wrote her a letter about you and how is going to do good in school because he promised you and he doesn't want to break his promise to you !!! I admire you so much because my kids had so much respect for you that they never wanted to dissapoint "their Nana"
I love you and miss you so much please look down on us and keep us safe and always try to guide my family and keep us on the right path in your honor. Give me the strength to get through each day and keep me healthy. Love you mommy
My beautiful loving mother, I still can not except that you are gone. I feel like everyday I need to call you because we haven't talked. It just feels like you are at work, working your 12 hr shift or at school on your days off and you just haven't had time to call me to say "What's up? What's really going on" that's what you would always say. I really miss hearing your tender voice and seeing your beautiful white porcelin skin. When I visit you I cry so hard because it feels like you are there when the wind blows on the tree branches. There is always this one family across the way playing music, talking loud as they are visiting their loved one and at first I would get mad but then I noticed the music they play are all the songs you loved to dance to and I can't help but wonder if you are dancing next to me as I lay there on your grave saying "quit crying mija I'm OK I'm having the time of my life" with your hands in the air. I just miss you so much, and I know my life or my families life will never be the same with out you and I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart. I am so thankful that I have so many great memories of my childhood and as mother/wife that you helped create with my family. I thank GOD that I was blessed with such an amazing mother because so many people always say that they were always envious of the relationship that you had with with me, Ronner and Flower. So THANK YOU for always being the best mother you could possibly be. I LOVE YOU, I LOVE you, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU !!!!!
I miss you but can't let you go yet :(
MOM (MY CARAMEL),
It took me a really long time to take the time to say my good-bye because it hurts way too much and because I dont want to except that you are really gone. My heart ached when I received a phone call that morning of July 11th,it was the most heart wrenching feeling ever. I miss you sooo much, more than words can be expressed. You thought me soo much for the past 10 years. You thought me to be from a young immature dorky lil asian girl into a blossoming strong women. You thought me that pain is not worth shedding tears for because you told me to always hold my head high and some things are just not worth my tears. What is my dad Gary and I going to do without you? How are we suppose to go on without your snuggly body to hug and hold on to. I feel so angry and I know I shouldn't feel that way, but I can't help it. My dad Gary said not to be because god needed an angel right away and you are the chosen one because your an angel at heart. But why now? I love so much. You are my mom and a best friend more than one person can ask for. Life somehow feel so empty. As you came to see me in the hospital when I delivered my son I felt at ease and felt I didn't want you to leave my room, yet I was so out of it. A feeling in my heart I just wasn't ready or wanted you to go, but you left and now that was the last I saw of you. I cried for days when you left us here in this empty world without you leaning on, to laugh or even cry with. I felt like it was all a dream and life is just isn't fair. My heart ache caramel. It aches so much that all I want to do is cry and cry. Yet as I tend to wipe my tears away I know that you will never come back to us because like my dad said you are now in the arms of the angels!!!! Thank You so much for having me to be apart of your wonderful life, to make me feel like family because that feeling is always going to be heartwarming and an honor. Now, I have to check on my dad Gary because he is who I worry about a lot. I love you caramel and again thank you for making me for who I am now. God bless my sisters Flour, Veronica, Valerie, my dad Gary I love you, and the rest of the my caramel's family, GOD Bless you ALL!!! See you later mom k, I love you.
there are so many things I wish I could of said to you before you passed. You don't know how much you influenced my life to be a better man, husband and father. You truly taught me that no matter what kind of childhood I came from that I could always do better for my family. You always had a way of making me feel I was worth something when I was at my lowest point and I love you for that. When you would call me mijo it would make my heart melt. I would always tease Val that you were my mom and you loved me more then her and boy she would get mad LOL but thats how special you made me feel. I loved it when you made fun of my west side slang. But what I loved about you most is the way you were always there for ALL of your family no matter what. I'm gonna miss our Sunday Barbeques & X-mas Day tradition and how you always used to tease Gary. Also when you had me crawling under your house to re-wire your cable wires when you knew I was scared of spiders but I would do anything for you no questions asked because that's how much I loved and respected you. I love you and will miss you and never forget all the memories we shared.
P.S remember the last question you asked me? I was being truly honest. I really do...
To Carmens daughters: Flor, Veronica and Valerie and to her sisters and brother and to her mamma:
I got to know Carmen through Sister #3 my best friend Rose (Rosita as I call her.) That was many years ago!! Carmen was my Home Interior Lady for a long time; she was my beloved Rudy's nurse when he was in the hosptial battling Cancer. She was a friend to me and a beautiful soul! Talk about a dancer... That was Carmen. She loved to dance and she knew HOW to dance!! Nobody could "Electric Slide" like Carmen! i co host a Womens Ministry that Rose started to come and shortly after brought Carmen. Well Carmen became very passionate about our Ministry and I saw her grow in her love and walk with the Lord. I know Carmen is dancing in Heaven and probably giving lessons as well! She was one of a kind. Smiling always and so proud of her girls. She has left a piece of her in all of us and she will never be
forgotten by any of us.
May god continue to wrap his loving arms around her family. To know that He hears every cry and catches your tears in His hands to hold and then turn that sorrow into joy as you hold on to the memories of you sweet beloved mom, daughter and sister.
"The Lord is close the the brokernhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit."
My condolences to my family Urrutia and their families, sorry I couldn't go to the funeral but my father Juan Urrutia went on behalf of his family and children, Johnny, Richard, Ernie and me AlmaRosa Urrutia from Riverside California. With Love.
Valerie, Flower, & Veronica,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting my family and I meet such a beautiful and wonderful women. I still remember when we went to your moms birthday party; we had such a great time. I remember your mom out there making sure everyone was comfortable and that they had everything they needed. She made us feel so welcome and comfortable. To have met such a wonderful women one that could make the whole room light up with a beautiful smile and a heart so pure, it is an honor to have such a great memory, one that will never be forgotten.
Though there is nothing I could say or write for you that could take away the hurt and pain that you are all feeling, seeing you three beautiful women shows what an extraordinary women your mom was. With the time God blessed her with she did such an amazing job and it will continue through the three of you.
Though your mom seems so far away
Remember her loves soft glow upon her face
With her touch and tender embrace.
When you are weary from burdens and
Your path seems so unclear
Remember her loving support is always near.
When you feel there is no one who seems to care
Or when the heart ache is too much to bear,
Remember how she stood by your side
And would gently wipe away the tears you cried.
When moments arise filled with great joy and pride,
Though you wish you mom was by your side,
Remember she saw more than you thought you would see,
Know your triumphs where because of her belief
When you reminisce about things she use to say,
And miss her and think she is so far away,
Hold dear to your memories for they will never fade
Know she is never to far away, she is with you everyday
She lives in you.
( By Kerena)
Keren Villegas & Ralph, MaryAnn & Ralph Jr. Becerra
Hi Mommy, just wanted to tell you I miss you and think about you every day. My world just isn't the same with out you here. I know everyone says your in a better place now, which I know you are but I can't help but feel selfish cause I wish you were still here. Jade, Isaiah and Javier miss you and talk about you all the time and it makes happy that they got to love you and have the same type of relationship I did with you. Yesterday was Jade's b-day and she cried herself to sleep cause she misses you and there was nothing me or Javier could say to make her feel better cause we know exactly how she feels. I don't think you will ever know what a big impact you had on all our lives whether it be making us laugh, providing words of wisdom or just being the perfect mom/nana. I love you mommy from the bottom of my broken heart. Your baby girl
Well its been a month since you have been gone.... but seems like one month to long!!! I miss you so much and all of it still seems so unreal!!! I wait everyday hoping you will call me just to say, "I Love You." Everyday life seems just a little more complicated without you here to guide me, but im trying to do my best.... I think about you all the time an the memories we share, from when I was a child, till I became a mother myself. Sometimes I laugh an smile at all those memories, then sometimes im sad an cry because I dont know how to make new memories without you!!! Its so hard!!! You were always such a big part of my life, an im just not ready to let go!!!
I Love You So Much!!!
Your daughter, Veronica
My sister Carmen, AKA Sister#3; word can not express how much I'm going to miss you. You were so much a part of our life and you will always have a place in my heart. We had lots of fun time & lots of laugh together. But I know you are on a new journey with GOD & that bring peace to my mind & heart.
My sister Carmen has lots of family who loved her very much. Our cousin Manuel Flores, my sister loved when he invited her & the girls to his special events.
My cousin Diane Aguirre, my sister loved it when she would always call her "My Carmelita".
My sister Carmen loved her cousin Gino Rico because he was like another brother to her.
My sister loved her cousin Gilbert, AKA as Big G. Gilbert was her favorite dance partner they always has the battled on the dance floor & my sister always said... He don't have nothing on me!
Carmen brother-in-law Jess Moreno used to call her Selene on the dance floor. The more he would called her Selene the more she would get into her dance moves. My sister loved to dance & now she is dancing her way into heaven.
Carmen we will miss you! But we will let you go! You will always be in our prayers.
Love You, Your Sis-La-La, Your sister #2. Rose Moreno. OXOX
Mommy, theres so much i want to say.... I love an miss you so much an wish this didn't have to happen to someone as wonderful as you!!!! You were the best mom a child could ever ask for!!! You did everything for us with no complaints, an that lovely smile on your face. I will never forget all the joy you brought to me & my familys life!!! The girls miss you so much & talk about the times you spent with them.... I just wish you could of been here a little longer, so poppa could have gotten to the "Nana" your 9 other grandchildren know an love!!! I love you mama.... don't know how i will get through everyday without you, but I know you would say, "stay strong". I'm trying...
I love you with all my heart, your daughter #2, Veronica Montanez!!!
To all the family I am so glad i met you all you all always made me and my daughter feel like we were welcome and a part of your famliy all the time even though i was davids famliy ... CARMEN you well be missed always and i thank god for the times i did get to spend with you because they were always good times ...
MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT
Mommy, it's been 12 days since you've left us and there is not a day that goes by that we don't wish you were here. We all miss you soooo much. We are all trying to be strong to make you proud, but it is so hard knowing that we will never get to touch your soft skin and hug your cuddly body again. Your little Moro(Isaiah)misses you so much and is scared that you are not here. But I promised him and Jade that you would visit them when they least expect it. I know you will guide us when things are tough. You will always be "The Best Mother/Nana EVER"!!!! no one will ever compare to you. We love you and will always be Thankful for all the good times and inspiration you provided to all of us. We love you!!!
So honored, to have met such a wonderful, beautiful, & so full of life person. Carmen, my friend, you will be missed dearly and always be remembered. You are now in God's hands. Little Miss Savanah, my daughter sending hugs to you. Your grandmother & I talked about the both of you. (same classrooms). Everytime I see you, I see a part of your grandmother-her smile- God Bless to the family...The Thornton(Doug,Michelle, Dani & Gabriel)
I've known Carmen since the late '80's
when we worked on the oncology unit together. She always had a smile on her face, was so kind to everyone and was also a wonderful nurse.
Carmen was respected by many of us at work.
I will miss her beautiful smile.
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Tia Lecha, your in my thoughts n prayers, may you, Valerie, Veronica,Florinda gather each others strength to walk through this life keeping each other together. I was totally taken when i heard she passed. It makes you ponder on life,family & friends. I will always remember the little laughter talks that we shared. God Bless you all, Take care of each other. Cousin Linda Mendoza (Modesto)
Florinda, Veronica and Valerie and family
Once more my deepest condolences. Please know that I will keep all of you in my prayers.
My dearest prima your light has been dimmed here on earth but you are shinning bright in heaven with our lord for he is the giver of light, the light that we use during our short stay here on earth as we travel our journey that the lord has decided for us from the day that we were born. yours was to be a great mother and cousin to us all we will miss that endless smile of yours even when your heart was breaking you always wore that smile I going to miss those long talks we use to have when we were younger and our babies were still young we did good girl we can hold our head's up high when we see what we accomplihed there god knows what we went through to bring these babies up right I will always remember you when I hear some good corrido music or cumbias because baby me and u cuz could cut a rug when it came to that chicano music baby I will always love you and you will always be in me heart go with god I'm sure he has new adventure for you member when we were kids how we loved new adventures like going swimming in the canals when my arm was broken and we were not suppose to go we'd a rainbow bag on my arm and go any way or we would wait for my dad to get drunk and fall asleep and get his keys to his 39 plymouth and drive the old jolppy in one gear back and forth on those old dirt roads out in the country I remember my mama would say there goes jetro bodine and Miss hataway those are old memories that I will alays remember of us together as kids prima befor I forget if you see my mama up ther give her a big kiss for me and tell I still cry for her and miss everday tell her, her baby misses her so much well prima your off to a new adventure don't be affraid you are with god and there is nothing to be scared of your babies will be fine I will check on them ever once and a while to see how they are doing love always yur handsome cousin Gino that love you from here to the moon.
To: My Comadre Carmen, I remember the first time that I meet you. My Uncle Gary introduce me as, "Little Junior?" You replied,"What so, little about you?" I am glad we had good times and, that you enjoy my company at family gatherings. Futhermore, You did a great job raising three wonderful women. Also Me and Shonna want to thank you for being a great, wonderful and loving Nina to our son Little Gary. Finally, You will be truely miss, However never, never forgotten. God bless You, Uncle Gary, Florinda, Veronica, Valerie and the family.
May she rest in peace... I did not know Carmen but I knew her daughter Veronica... Veronica stay strong girl!!! I'm here for ya....
To the family of Carmen Adame,
Words can not express how saddened I am by the loss of a beautiful woman. I have known Carmen for almost ten years. I worked with Carmen on 7 west and sometimes she would float to the emergency department. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. I will surley miss her, love Genevieve Garcia
carmen, you will be miss so much we love you. Im so sad to see you leave I only wish I could have more time with you, to tell you how much of a good friend you are as im sitting her looking at your picture, it hurts to not be able to tell you ,but I guess you are her with us the menory you left thank you for being my friend and for taking time to come to my house and decorate my walls. I know in my heart that you went to start your new life.with god he needed a nurse to take care of all those babies in heaven. well my friend one day we will meet again love you always frances castellano
God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around
You and whispered, "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hardworking hands to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.
Your mom was a wonderful blessing to all who knew her. I love you guys.
To Veronica, Florinda, Valerie, Gary & Family,
I just wanted to let you know that it was an honor to have met your mom. I always felt like part of the family when I was around all you guys. Your mom was an amazing lady and it shows through each one of you. I know she loved you guys so deeply and it hurt her to leave such amazing daughters behind but she lives through each one of you. I am blessed to also have you ladies in my life and I will always cherish and love you guys. My prayers are with you and your family and I pray for peace, love and joy in your hearts. I love you guys.
Love Flacka as your mom would call me
Gary and Family:
The unspoken meeting place for Carmen and me was our respective front porches, watering our pampered flower pots.
Carmen always had a smile for me -- such a truly lovely and gentle soul.
My heart hurts for each of you, and you're in my thoughts.
With love, Kristi Bell
Valerie, Florinda, Veronica, Tia Licho, Rose, Esther, Mary - At this time of loss, please know that we are thinking of you and holding you close to our hearts. We love you,
Cousins Charles and Barbara Saldana
To my Dear x-neighbor Louise,,,,Having gone through the loss of my own daughter ,,,i know how devestating this time is for you,,,please know that your family will be in my prayers,,,,our only comfort is knowing that our daughters are now in heaven.
Yours sincerly--Diana Rosales
Valerie, Florinda & Veronica
I would like to send my deepest condolences to you and your families. I knew your mother while I was working on the 7th floor at CRMC. She was funny, and always smiling. she will be miss. My prayers are with you all.
Alvina Botello (Fresno, Ca)
First of all we are deeply sorry for the loss of yur mother. Valerie even though we never met your mom you she will always shine through you and your lovely family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Manuel & Silvia Espinoza
Florinda, Veronica & Valerie,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mom was a great person who raised 3 wonderful daughters.
I knew Carmen for 2 years and within those years she became a big part in my life, she was my best friend. We had a lot of good times together and I will cherish those memories. I loved her very much and always will.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your mom's smile will be missed around the hospital. God Bless your family at this time.
Valerie, Florinda, and Veronica,
First of all I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. I worked with her at the hospital and I want to tell you that your mom was always a great person to be around. I also worked with Valerie in the pharmacy and I would always tell her "you and your mom are Crazy!, Funny!" I used to see her on the floors in passing and she always had a smile on her face. We would talk to make the time pass and she would jokes and laugh. She was good at what she did and it showed through her kindness and compassion. Your mom was like a "work mommy". I will never forget Valeries big 30th birthday party she had at her house. Your mom knew how to party too! She will be missed and I cant imagine what you all are going through, but know that God has called her to her new eternal home, and she will be with you everywhere you go. She will be your guardian angel. My prayers are will your family at this time. Sending love and hugs to you all,
My dearest mommy,
I miss you so much. Words will never explain the way I feel for you. I love you with all my heart and soul. Thank you for always being the best mother you could possibly be. I will never forget the things you taught me. And I'll continue to make you proud.
your baby girl
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Florinda, Veronica, Valerie and Gary,
We are so saddened to hear about your loss...and send our deepest condolences during your difficult time, our prayers are with you all! The Rendon family (Minerva Rendon)
We are saddened by the loss of our cousin Carmen. She was a beautiful soul, compasionate and kind. She shall remain in our hearts forever. May God bless you and guide in finding peace.
Love, cousin Rachel,Bob and Paul