ALCORCHA-Estella Marina Alcorcha, beloved wife of the late Eliodoro Alcorcha. Estella passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 7, 2008. She had just turned 78. She is survived by brothers; Herman, Veto, and Leo Santistevan; sisters, Carolina, Tina, Cora and Lulu; son Michael; daughter-in-law Irma; grandchildren Michael II, Eric and Olivia. Estella was born in Costilla, New Mexico in 1930. She came to California in 1946 at the age of 16. She marr ied Eliodoro in the summer of 1955. They moved to Pico Rivera in 1957 where they were very active in the community. Estella was also a foster parent to over 100 children in a span of thirty years. A wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend to many, she will be missed and forever remembered. We love you grandma. Memorial services will be held at Funerial Del Angel Morrow's in Pico Rivera (562) 949-2564 on Wed. evening, May 14. Burial services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello on Thursday, May 15.
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Published in Whittier Daily News on May 13, 2008