Estella G. Buffington


Estella G. Buffington, age 86, died at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena on Friday, June 13, 2014.

Born Estella Amparo Gonzales on April 9, 1928 in Pasadena, California to Francisco Gonzales and Esther Candia Gonzales, she was the 9th of 12 children. Estella is survived by 2 sisters and 2 brothers; Esther Sanchez Burlard, Celia Urtasun, Ismael "Mayo" Gonzales and Robert Gonzales, and generations of nieces and nephews.

Estella was an active member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, and was a proud member of COPA, a Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education which provides programs and scholarships to young Latinas.

Her interests included family, gardening, reading and travel. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother, her aunt and her husband.

Estella was preceded in death by her husband Ernest "Roy" Buffington.

A mass is being held at 10:00 AM on June 19, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Altadena with a reception immediately following the mass. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena

Published in Pasadena Star-News from June 17 to June 18, 2014