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Her Angels came Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at noon with Bob, her husband of 61 years, and two of her grandchildren holding her at her bedside in their home of 24 years in Citrus Heights, CA. Born in a coal mining town in Dawson, New Mexico, October 31, 1924, she was one of 8 children, born to Valentine Starkovich and Sophie Mataya, both from Yugoslavia and U.S Citizens. Angeline is survived by her husband and three children, Susan, Karen and Mark Aguilar; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Bob is an 8th generation Native Californian, with a documented family history to 1642 all in Baja, California. Angie turned down a teaching scholarship in high school to work her way through nursing school at Hotel Deiu Catholic School of Nursing, in El Paso, Texas, graduating in 1946 with her R.N. Degree. Her mother, a sister and Angie came to California in 1946. She started her career at Los Angeles County Hospitals. She used one of her brothers G.I. Bill to buy her mother a home, and gave her mom her pay check each payday for a place to eat and sleep and have a clean uniform every day. She was the emergency room supervisor, at Harbor General Hospital, in Torrance, CA. When she and Bob met in early 1951, she was licensed 40 years in two states. They married July 28, 1951. Bob established several businesses in the so. west part of L.A. County, in Redondo Beach and Torrance with his parents, Lennon and Audrey Aguilar in 1946; the first private Ambulance Service, Oxygen Therapy, Medical Gases and hospital and sickroom supplies rentals and sales. In 1952 Bob left the business to pursue other interests. Angie and Bob loved camping and travel with a tent and later with their trailers with their children growing up in Torrance, where we owned our first home. We lived in Oregon from 1980 to 1985 after developing a working ranch in the desert in Apple Valley, and retiring in Citrus Heights in 1985. We love the area and the community is fiscally sound. I miss my Angeline more every day, Bob says. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 8, 2013