DOWNEY - Maria Ruvalcaba Perez, born Nov. 23, 1922 in Clovis, Calif., passed away Sept. 7 in her home surrounded by her sisters, children and grandchildren.A Downey resident for 17 years, she was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and a member of Apostolado de la Cruz and the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. She was preceded in death by her father, Francisco Villavicencio Ruvalcaba; mother, Petra Garcia; husband of 49 years, Jose Perez; and brothers, Jesus, Amado and Venancio. She is survived by her sisters, Maria Patrocinio, Romana and Zenida; brothers, Calixto, Pio and Francisco; daughters, Carmen, Rosa, Herminia, Estela and Nancy; sons, Jesse, Felix, Gonzalo, Frank and Michael; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Vigil services were held in her honor last Thursday at OLPH, with a funeral Mass Friday. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello.
********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22