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Mary Wiitala
July 19, 1930 Dec. 23, 2012
Resident of Pleasanton
Mary Edwina Wilcox Theodore Wiitala died Dec. 23, 2012, at Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA. She was born in Maysville, OK to Joseph Martin Wilcox and Henry Idel Frizzell Wilcox, both of Oklahoma. Mary is survived by her sister Laveta Fagundes, 81, recently of Tracy, CA and brother Grady "Jimmy" Wilcox, 80, of Pleasanton; her daughter, Nancy Theodore Heredia of Temple City, CA; her son, Richard Theodore of Apple Valley, CA, 3 granddaughters, 2 great-grand children and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Idel Wilcox, husbands, Ed Theodore and Robert Wiitala and son Bobby Wiitala.
She came to CA in 1941 with her family, arriving in Pleasanton in early 1943. Her father owned, trained and raced Thoroughbred horses in Northern CA, County Fairs and in Phoenix, AZ. She lived in Pleasanton for 69 years.
Visitation will be held at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, Pleasanton, CA on Fri 1/4/13 from 2-5 PM. Services will be held at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, Sat 1/5/13 at 9:30 AM. Burial will immediately follow at Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery on Sunol Blvd.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 3, 2013
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