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Ismael Lopez (Smiley) Pedroza

1934 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ismael Lopez (Smiley) Pedroza Obituary
ISMAEL (SMILEY) LOPEZ PEDROZA went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 15, 2014. He passed away at the age of 80, at his home in Corona, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Atwood California on January 17, 1934 to Manuel and Victoria Pedroza. There he lived with 13 other siblings; His brothers Louis, Tony, Refugio(Cuco), Juaquin(Jackie), Anthony, Sammy, Robert, and Reynaldito. And sisters Helen, Nellie, Mary, Alma and Aurora. The family moved to the town of El Modena, in the city of Orange, after the 1938 flood forced them to move. In 1954 Ismael married the love of his life Movita Hurtado at the Posey Chapel in Santa Ana Ca. They settled in El Modena where they raised their four children, Ismael Jr, Ruben, Elizabeth and David. Ismael worked as a cement mason for 35 years. In the early 70's, he owned and operated Alameda Market in El Modena with his wife and family. After he retired, Ismael and his wife Movita volunteered for many years in missionary work as bilingual interpreters in Mexico. Ismael also served as an Associate Pastor at Corona Four Square Church in Corona. Ismael loved to travel. He and his wife traveled throughout the U.S. and also Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Israel. His favorite place to visit was Pismo Beach, where he would enjoy the weather, scenery and food. Ismael was known as a good listener, a wise counselor, a prayer partner, a good friend, and always there to help others in need. He touched many lives. Ismael was devoted to his family and will be dearly missed by his wife, Movita, of 60 years; his son Ismael Jr. and wife Susan; his son Ruben and his wife Roxanne; his daughter Elizabeth; his son David and his wife Sherry; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 am, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Waverly Chapel, Fairhaven Memorial, 1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana Ca. 92705.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 1, 2015
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