Carmen Cabezas, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born November 9, 1930 in Sahuayo, Michoacan, but had been a resident of Monterey County since 1965. She was known as "Mama Carmen" by her seven grandchildren.
Carmen will be remembered as a warm hearted wife, mother, and grandmother that greatly touched the lives of all those around her with her unconditional love. Her most important passion in life was her family, for whom she dedicated her entire life to. Her unwavering Catholic-faith has been ingrained in her surviving family and will never be forgotten.
Her family and her extended community will miss her very much.
She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 54 years of marriage, Federico Cabezas; her two children, daughter Angelica Tejeda, and son Mario Cabezas; and her grandchildren, Mario Tejeda, Angelica Tejeda, Lali Cabezas, Mayola Cabezas, Vanessa Tejeda, Mario Daniel Cabezas, and Denisse Tejeda.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Alta Vista Mortuary.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Christ the King Church, 240 Calle Cebu St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.
Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 831-424-9700. Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com