Refugia Gamez

Refugia Gamez (Apolonia de Refugio Sustaita) April 10, 1926 - October 26, 2012 A resident of Orosi, Refugia Gamez, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 10, 1926 in Hildago, TX, to Jose Maria and Francisca (Jimenez) Sustaita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio B. Gamez, and two of her children, Arnulfo Gamez and Matilda Gamez. She was survived by her children: David Gamez and his wife, Sonia, Ninfa Gamez, Eliberto Gamez and his wife, Rosie, Saul Gamez, Adelina Mesman and her husband, Rolf, Inocente Gamez, Carmen Saavedra and her husband, John, Raul Gamez and his wife, JoAnn, Rene Gamez, Ruben Gamez and his wife, Belinda, Refugia Kennedy and her husband, John, Angelita Silva and her husband, Daniel, and Antonio Gamez Jr.; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dopkins Funeral Chapel with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cutler with burial following at Smith Mountain Cemetery.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Oct. 31, 2012