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Olga Renee Perez

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OLGA RENEE PEREZ, age 56, passed away at her home on Monday, December 8, 2014, after fighting Stage 4 breast cancer for over four and a half years. Olga was an employee of Corona-Norco Unified School District for twenty-four years. After receiving a B.A. in Communications and two M.A.s in Art, she went on to receive an M.A. in Education and a California teaching credential while working as a substitute teacher in CNUSD. She was a long-term art substitute at Centennial High then taught second and third grade at Jefferson Elementary and second grade at VanderMolen Elementary. She was tirelessly devoted to always improving her contributions to education. A highlight in her career was her participation in the United States Department of Education Teaching American History Grant during the 2005-2006 school year. That year she was also recognized as Jefferson Elementary's Teacher of the Year. Most recently, Olga was recognized as a 2013 Woman of Significance by the Soroptimist International of Corona receiving the Award for Courage. Surviving Olga are her mother, Rose Marie Perez; one daughter, Dani Perez-Granado; one brother, John Perez, all of Corona; and countless extended family members and friends. Funeral services open to the public will be held on Saturday, December 13. A viewing will be from 10am-12pm followed by a Rosary service from 12:00-12:30pm at Thomas Miller Mortuary (1118 East 6th Street, Corona, CA 92879). Funeral mass will be at 1:00pm at St. Edwards Church (417 W. Grand Blvd., Corona, CA 92882). Olga's burial will follow around 2:00pm at Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery (1125 Rimpau Ave, Corona, CA 92879). Finally, a celebration of her life will be held from 3:30-6:00pm in the Corona Public Library Community Room (650 S. Main St., Corona, CA 92882).
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 12, 2014
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