Leona Molina
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Leona Molina Entered into rest peacefully surrounded by her family on September 24, 2004, at her home in San Jose, CA. Born on July 27, 1912, to Maria and Victor Molina in Artesia, New Mexico where she was raised, she was 92. At the age of 51, she moved to San Jose, California with her son Tony Galindo and two daughters, Margaret Alvarez and Martha Reyna and their children. Leona will be remembered as a giving, compassionate, generous, loving, forgiving and kind person. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and a great friend to have and she was a great teacher and mentor. She was a unique, special woman with a heart of gold and with so much patience. She helped care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her smile and laughter would brighten your day. She was always willing to lend a hand and would give you her last dollar. She always made everyone feel welcome and treated friends as if they were family. She was a great cook and she loved to bake cakes, bread and much more. Her Stanley parties meant having a big feast. She touched so many lives. She loved listening to music, sewing, singing, dancing and playing the piano. She loved plants and flowers, especially roses.

Leona leaves behind six children, Margaret Alvarez, Tony Galindo, Alfred Leyba, Esther Reyna, Martha Reyna and Lupe Perez, nineteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren with two more on the way, one great-great grandchild and other relatives and friends. She will be especially missed by her grand-daughter and caregiver, Sylvia Martinez.

Family and friends are invited to attend viewing on Thursday, September 30, 2004, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with vigil at 7 p.m. at OAK HILL FUNERAL HOME'S THE CHAPEL OF ROSES, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose. Funeral Mass on Friday, October 1, 2004, 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2040 Nassau Drive, San Jose, CA 95122. Burial will conclude the service at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News on Sep. 29, 2004.
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September 24, 2005
Dearest Grandma, I knew my heart and soul would be filled with pain from missing you. But here it is one year later, I miss you today as much as I did the day you left to be with God. I know you're with God because I saw you talk with him and at that moment I knew you were going home. I know you're no longer in pain or suffering and that happy for. I will always love you grandma. You were one of my best friends and I miss talking to you. You are always on my mind. Maurissa still looks for you and when we go to the store she will add items that you liked. She tells me lets buy this for Tita and say okay. Maurissa wishes you were here and she asked me when is Tita coming home? The girls and I take care of your marker and we take you roses, just like I promised.
I love you grandma with all my heart and I miss you so much.
Sylvia Martinez
December 28, 2004
Louis Leyba
October 7, 2004
Thank you for the memories.
October 7, 2004
Thank you for the memories.
October 6, 2004
Thank you for the memories.
October 6, 2004
Thank you for the memories.
October 6, 2004
You always looked good, even when you were cooking or baking.
We love you grandma and we miss you so much.
Love always, Tony, Sylvia, Sabrina, Melissa and Maurissa
Sylvia Martinez
October 4, 2004
Grandma, I love you and I thank you for everything you have done for us.
We will truly miss you.

Love always,
Sylvia
Sylvia Martinez
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