Alexandrina "Elexon" Gomes

Alexandrina "Elexon" Gomes was born in Patterson, Calif. on Oct. 20, 1922, the second of eight children of Sarafin and Mary Morals. She married Daniel Gomes on April 23, 1950. They made their home in the Bayliss area where they founded Gomes Holstein Dairy.

She was a homemaker who was devoted to her children and later her grandchildren. Elexon was a member of the YLI of St. Monica's Catholic Church in Willows.

She passed away peacefully in Chico on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kelsey Gomes; brothers, Tony, Sarafin, and Albert Morals; and sister, Mary Cotta.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Daniel, of Willows; children, Patty (Mike) Schager of Orland, Linda (Leo) Langerwerf of Durham, David (Veronica) Gomes; sisters, Emily Ventura of Gustine and Irma Mattos of Newman; brother, Joe Morais of Turlock; grandchildren, Wes (Alyssa) Schager of Corning, Mat (Sarah) Schager of Orland, Leigh (Cassi) Langerwerf of Durham, Laura Langerwerf of Sacramento, Vince Gomes of Willows, and Mackenzie Gomes of Willows; and four great grandsons.

Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 1129 W. Wood St., Willows. Funeral mass will be celebrated at the church on Monday July 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Remembrances in lieu of flowers are suggested to Young Ladies Institute # 111, P.O. Box 2002, Willows, Ca 95988.

Published in Willows Journal from July 10 to July 17, 2013