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Vera Gonzales-Whiteman

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Vera Gonzales-Whiteman In Memoriam
VERA GONZALES-WHITEMAN 10/25/1952 - 5/12/12 It is hard to believe that it has already been 1 year since we lost Vera, and yet it seems forever. We all love and miss you very much. This tribute is in loving memory of Vera Gonzales-Whiteman who passed away on May 12, 2012 at the young age of 59. Vera is survived by her beautiful young daughter Melissa Kate Gonzales-Whiteman; her husband Scott Whiteman; her older sisters Angie Gonzales and Josie Garcia; and her nephew Edward Gonzales. Vera started life in Brawley, California, with her mom Katarina, her dad Jose, her two (2) brothers Jose and Pedro and her two (2) sisters Angie and Josie. At the age of five (5) Vera's family moved up to Visalia, which is in the central California Valley area. Vera went through grades 1-12 in Visalia and eventually they moved south to Corona and Norco area where they lived for many years. Vera went on to get her AA degree at Riverside City College in Biology. Vera was a very loving mother and loved gardening and keeping her house clean and neat all the time. Vera got married in 1994 to Scott Whiteman, where her and their young child Melissa lived in Norco until 2000, at which time they moved to Riverside. Vera had 10 very good years in Riverside until August of 2011 she was diagnosed with cancer and tragically succumbed to the disease on May 12, 2012.


Published in Press-Enterprise on May 12, 2013
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