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Mary Lou ""Luca"" (Hernandez) Corralez

1936 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lou ""Luca"" (Hernandez) Corralez Obituary
Mary Lou passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 7 2013, at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, California. We lost Mary to a broken heart caused by her husband's passing 2 weeks prior. Mary was born April 22, 1936 to Reyes Hernandez in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She married her handsome husband, Tomas "Che" Corralez, in 1956 in Yuma, Arizona.
She worked as a laborer and caretaker until a workplace injury made her retire. Mary Lou also helped her husband manage several of their properties for more than 40 years. She was a sweet, genuine woman who loved everyone, especially the children. She was always happy to be in the company of children and baby sat often. She especially loved singing to babies. Mary was fair, honest, and always found and encouraged goodness in people. She once made sure her husband return $18,000 he found in a wallet. Luca had a great sense of humor, always making jokes and laughing often. She referred to herself as "Cuca Luca from Cucamonga" with gusto! Her sweetness, love, and generosity will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Mary Lou is survived by her son Tomas; grandchildren, Antonio, Nyra, Mary, David, Tomas, and Becky; sister, Jessie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tomas; son, David; daughter, Sylvia; and granddaughter, Nina.
Family and friends are invited to pay last respects beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Lodi Funeral Home. After a rosary prayer at 11:00 a.m., funeral services will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Disabled American Veterans will be accepted at the funeral home.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel on Aug. 10, 2013
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