395 East Street
Soledad, CA 93960
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Nellie G. Velasquez

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Nellie G. Velasquez Obituary

Nellie G. Velasquez

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Nellie G. Velasquez, 95, of Soledad, entered into eternal life, peacefully Thursday, January 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Our mother was born February 15, 1918, in Los Angeles. She was a long time resident of Soledad and will be truly missed by numerous family and friends. She loved working in her garden and cherished her roses that surrounded her home. Grandma enjoyed listening to music and loved to dance. Our mother was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was also a faithful member of Our Lady of Solitude Church and was a devoted member of the Guadalupana Society.

She is survived by her seven children, Robert (Lydia) Velasquez of Soledad, Joe (Becky) Velasquez of Soledad, Connie (Richard) Villa of Soledad, Mary Lou (Manuel) Robledo of Soledad, Lucy (Augustin) Rios of Bakersfield, Mary Martinez of Bakersfield, Margaret Reyes of San Antonio, TX; 27 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and sister, Lupe Gallegos of Salinas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Velasquez in 1980.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St., Soledad.

Rosary services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, 235 Main St., Soledad.

Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, followed with burial at the Soledad Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Nellie's name may be sent to Eden Valley Care Center, 612 Main St., Soledad, CA 93960.

Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, Soledad, 831-678-9100,

Published in The Salinas Californian on Feb. 1, 2014
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