Apr. 25, 1941 - Dec. 11, 2013
Margarita Ponce, 72, of Imperial passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 due to a terminal illness.
She was born on April 25, 1941 in Michoacan, Mexico and married Manuel Ponce on May 9, 1962. The couple moved to Imperial, CA where they raised seven children and resided until her passing. She enjoyed sewing, cooking for all her family and friends and going to the casino.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's of Padua Church in Imperial. She will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery following the service.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Herminia Ramirez; her husband, Manuel Ponce; and granddaughter, Katelyn Noel Ponce.
Margarita is survived by her sister, Guadalupe Ponce; sons, Manuel Ponce Jr., Francisco "Pancho" Ponce, Jose Ponce, Richard Ponce, and Fernando Ponce; son and daughter-in-law, Jaime and Terri Ponce; daughter, Nina Ponce; 26 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.