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On Sunday, June 17, 2012, angels took the hand of Willie Punzal and escorted her to her heavenly home, where she was reunited with her siblings and parents. Willie passed away at the Lomita Care Center at the age of 86. She was Mom to her two children; Nan or Nana to her four grandchildren; Aunt Willie to nieces and nephews and their families, and Willie to other family and friends. Born Guillermina Juarez on October 14, 1925 in Tucson, Arizona, she was the second youngest of six children of Pedro and Cipriana Juarez. Her passing signifies the end of a family generation#8212; her brothers Rosendo and Pete and sisters Natividad, Nydia and Gloria preceded her in death. Willie was strong in her faith and passionate about sports. She was a loving and caring person, and kept everyone in her prayers. We pray for you, Mom, Nan. Thank you for everything you've done in our lives. Willie is survived by her daughter, Valerie; son, Barry; grandchildren, Christopher, Kami, Geoffrey and Jessica; and many nieces and nephews. A viewing followed by a funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita. Burial will be on Tuesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles. A longer version of this obit and a guestbook is at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com. Please sign a guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com as well. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the .

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Published in Daily Breeze on June 22, 2012
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