Samora, Anita Lozano
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20 April 1925 to 27 June 2013. Mom quietly passed away but what an active and rich life. Her rich soft voice and attractive and smart appearance made her a favorite local singer and was known as La Rancharita de Tempe. Her active participation in the creation of the first all-Spanish radio station is an example of her social awareness and determination. When mom sang "Solamente Una Ves" or "Bésame Mucho" I would quietly listen and knew that everything was okay. Her indomitable spirit taught my two sisters (Nancy and Mary Ann) and I too stand tall. Being of Mexican heritage, she made sure that we were treated as equals in a time when our heritage was generally considered to be less than equal. One time she said to me, "Tony, You're a Samora and you never get on your knees for anyone!" Mom, thank you for all the good things you taught me and my sisters. Now, you can take a break. We love you and may God bless you. Memorial service: Saturday the 3rd of August, 2:00 PM at 6329 W. Magnolia, Phoenix, AZ. For information please call 602-518-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 21, 2013