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Estela Hinojosa, 75, of Soledad, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Kindred Nursing Pacific Coast in Salinas. Mrs. Hinojosa was born January 13, 1937, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
She married in March of 1956, moved to Weslaco, Texas and would eventually settle in Monterey County in the early 1960's. She greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and going to flea markets and yard sales.
She is survived by her husband, Alvaro Hinojosa of Soledad; three children, Aumaldo (Martha) Hinojosa of Watsonville, Armida (Gabriel) Flores of Soledad, Daniel (Regina Urquidez) Hinojosa of Morgan Hill; four grandchildren, R. J. Hinojosa, Teresa Flores, Angelica Florez, and Ruby Flores; five great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Joshua, Jacob, Jazlyn, and Jazelle; two brothers, Rene Franco of Texas, Guadalupe Franco of Texas; six sisters, Hilaria Ramos of Texas, Ofelia Hinojosa of Texas, Elida Salinas of Texas, Margarita Melchor of Soledad, Olga Rios of Soledad, Maria Luisa Franco of Texas. She was preceded in death by her sister, Olivia Franco Sifuentes.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m., at Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St., Soledad; followed with Rosary at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church in Soledad; followed with Burial at the Soledad Cemetery.
Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 831-678-9100, www.WoodyardFuneralHome.com
Published in The Salinas Californian from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012