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Nov. 19, 1917 - Apr. 26, 2013

Clara Aguirre, 95, the heart and soul of our family, peacefully passed in the arms of her loving family on April 26, 2013.
Clara was born to Rosa and Rosario Valenzuela on November 19, 1917 in Arizona. She married Dan Aguirre in 1945 and they began their family in Tucson. They moved to the Imperial Valley in 1952.
Clara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother with an unwavering faith in God and unconditional commitment to her family. She put the needs of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren first; always there for her family's events and special occasions. She shared in the good times as well as the bad while never passing judgment. She had a unique ability to always provide comfort and reassurance and to guide her family through any situation. What a comfort it was to have her by our side to share in all of the important times in our lives.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan; her first born son, Donald; her sister, Ysaura Rodriguez; and brothers, Mike, Alfredo, and William Valenzuela.
Clara is survived by her sons and daughters- in-law; Dennis and Gloria Aguirre, Arnold and Mary Aguirre and her daughters and sons- in-law, Melva and David Prince, Delma and Andy Moreno; her grandchildren, Arnold, Michael and Matthew Aguirre, Clarissa Trump, Cynthia Felix, Anthony Holguin, Phil Escalera and Yvette Valenzuela; and 12 great- grandchildren; her brothers, Chuck Valenzuela, Alonso Valenzuela; and sisters, Virginia Sandoval, Cruz Bejarano, Gloria Federico, Mary Lou de la Torre, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 6 p.m. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Mass is scheduled at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in El Centro. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 1 to May 2, 2013
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