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Maria Cadena "Mary" Espinoza


1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences

Maria "Mary" Cadena Espinoza
1925 - 2018

On Thursday, February 19, 1925, Maria "Mary" Cadena Espinoza was born in New Mexico; the daughter of Francisco and Manuela Cadena.

As a young woman, Mary came to California like many others and found love in the little township of Buttonwillow. There she married Lorenzo Espinoza; the first couple to be wed at St. Mary's Catholic Church. She worked hard, enjoyed life, loved music, played bingo, and was a whirlwind on the dance floor. She enjoyed cooking, and her salsa was legendary. She was generous, funny, passionate, and had a great mind equal only to her heart. She helped all who came into her life, never met a stranger, and passed her many wonderful qualities to her five children.

Mary lost the love of her life, Lorenzo, of 56 years and kept the family together with her amazing courage and strength of character. She left us on Saturday, August 4, 2018, peacefully surrounded by family. She leaves an empty place that can only be filled with the memories of her many acts of kindness, and the love she had for her family.

Mary is survived by her children: Gloria Tirado (Rudy), Frances Rosales (Ruben), Lorenzo "Sonny" Espinoza (Evelyn), Ygnacio "Nacho" Espinoza (Teresa), and Robert Espinoza (Valerie); 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and, 5 great-great grandchildren.

In honor of Mary, please wear vibrant colors to represent her love for life.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara at 1100 Truxtun Ave. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 am followed by the Funeral Service at 9:00 am on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 900 H Street. The Burial will follow the funeral at the Historic Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sociedad Edad de Oro Logia #12, P.O. Box 6716, Bakersfield, CA 93386.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 11, 2018
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