Beatrice Mata

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Feb. 27, 1923 - Aug. 31, 2013

Beatrice Mata, 90, of Calipatria passed away of natural causes Saturday, August 31 in Indio, CA.
She was born in Calexico to Pedro and Carmen Delgadillo and raised in Sonora, Mexico. Beatrice married Army cook, Leopoldo upon his return from WWII. She worked hard all her life to be a good wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leopoldo Mata in 1985.
Beatrice is survived by her children, Esther Weininger, Leopoldo Mata Jr., and Carmen Delgadillo; grandchildren, Monica, Leopoldo III, and Adriana; and great-grandchildren, Jose Jimenez of Niland, Shalia Mata of Hawaii, and Evan Mata of Niland.
Visitation will take place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mass is scheduled for Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m., also at St. Patrick's. Burial will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Sept. 5, 2013