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Catherine Sophia Gonzalez Quiroz


1921 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Catherine Sophia Gonzalez Quiroz Obituary
Catherine Sophia Gonzalez Quiroz April 30, 1921 - August 13, 2013 In quiet strength and dignity, Catherine Sophia Gonzalez Quiroz entered the loving arms of our Father and joined her angels. Her beloved sons, Richard and Eddie, husband, Ralph, grandson, Michael, great-granddaughter, Monica, and sister, Aurelia Pena, preceded her in death and surely welcomed her arrival. Catherine was born in Bakersfield on April 30, 1921. She was a graduate of Kern Union High School. She was a seamstress for Martin's Clothing Store for 20 years, and loved sports, cooking, sewing, and caring for her family. She was an honored member of the American Gold Star Mothers, an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country, after losing her son, Richard, in the Vietnam War. Catherine exemplified feminine strength while enduring loss and health challenges, including cancer, and passed peacefully in her home with family by her side on August 13, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Gil Gonzalez and Ramiro Gonzalez; her grandchildren, Patrick Gonzalez, Dominic Gonzalez, Rosemary Olsen, Jennifer Gonzalez and Colleen Gonzalez; her nine great- grandchildren and an extended family of nieces and nephews. Viewing will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park & Mortuary on River Boulevard. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 20, 2013
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