Margarita Lizarraga Albanil

22 December, 193312 July, 2021

Margarita Albanil, age 87, passed away in her home on Monday, July 12, 2021.

Margarita was born in Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico on December 22, 1933 to Jose Lizarraga and Ignacia Alvares. She had a good, but difficult life growing up on a ranchito with her eight brothers and sisters. Margarita moved to the United States in her twenties and found work as a housekeeper and nanny to a few wonderful families. She married Francisco Albanil on February 15, 1969 and celebrated 50+ years of marriage. Together they raised their three children with love and devotion in San Diego, CA.

Margarita lived a fulfilling life as a mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She loved cooking, gardening, and taking care of children. Margarita faithfully attended and volunteered at her church where she enjoyed sharing in the lives of family and friends.

Margarita is survived by her husband, Francisco Albanil, her three children (Francisca Martinez, Jose Albanil, and Catalina Uhler), her son-in-law (Greg Uhler), and her four grandchildren (Benjamin Martinez, Audrey Uhler, Anna Uhler, and Julian Albanil). Aside from her immediate family that she doted on, she is also survived by her sister, Rosina Beltran, and many nieces and nephews in the United States and in Mexico.

Please join the family at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley, CA on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 with visitation beginning at 10 am. The family will share a eulogy and final remarks beginning at 1pm. Then family and friends are invited to share brief life tributes. A graveside service will follow from 2:00-2:30pm.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Church in La Jolla, CA on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11am.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 27 July , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 27 July , 2021


Margarita Lizarraga Albanil

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