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David S. Peña Sr.


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David S. Peña Sr. Obituary
DAVID S. PEÑA, SR. Dec. 26, 1914 - Sept. 28, 2016 Born in Doña Ana, New Mexico to Jose and Juliana Peña. At 101 yrs. old, he resided in Riverside, CA with his daughter, Rita Beltran and her husband Joe G. Beltran. During his early years, he was a member of the California Conservation Corp. and served in the Army. In 1939, he wed Marguerite (Corral) Peña and were married for 71 years. He was a devoted husband & caring father. His surviving children are Rita (Peña) Beltran, David S. Peña, Jr., Richard Peña and Irene (Peña) Torok. He also adored all his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. David was an avid golfer, enjoyed horseback riding, boxing, lifting weights and loved music! Not only did he believe in exercising his body, he would also keep his mind sharp by practicing his math skills. He also loved reading history & non-fiction books. David was a cabinetmaker for 45 years at Kaiser Permanente. He loved designing and building projects for his family & friends. David is survived by his 2 sisters, 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. David is now reunited with his beloved wife Marguerite in heaven. Rosary was held at Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuary in Whittier, CA. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Whittier, CA. The Pallbearers were Joe R. Beltran, Dan Beltran, John Peña, Derrick Peña, David Torres and Griffin O'Shaughnessy. More information at guerragutierrez.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 12, 2016
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