Maria Sandoval (1953 - 2018)

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Maria Guadalupe Sandoval
November 10, 1953 - January 30, 2018
Maria Guadalupe Sandoval, 64, passed away at her home Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 in Merced, CA. She was born October 10th, 1953 in Tecalitlán, Jalisco, Mexico to Manuel Sandoval and Carmen Aguilar. She was one of nine children.
At the age of 24 she immigrated to the United States and lived in Los Angeles where she met her husband, Adolfo Sandoval. They had two sons, Richard and Christian before moving to Merced in 1983. It was here that they had their third son, Michael.
During her early years living in Merced, she worked at a cannery while raising her three young sons. She went on to become a Food Services worker at Rivera Middle School for the last 15 years of her life, where she made many lasting friendships. During her time there, she earned the nickname, "Rocky" by her co-workers.
Maria was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved to spend time with family and friends and was known for her generosity in helping others. She was a beloved grandmother to her grandchildren, Donavon, Kylee, Natalya and Mateo.
A visitation for Maria will be held on Monday, February 5th from 3:00- 7:00 p.m with a rosary to begin at 6:00 pm at Ivers & Alcorn in Merced. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merced at 12pm, Tuesday, February 6th.
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Published in Merced Sun Star on Feb. 3, 2018