Mrs. Mary C. Advincula

July 28, 1947August 7, 2010

Mrs. Mary C. Advincula was born on July 28, 1947 in her home city of Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the daughter of Florencio and Andrea Cortez.

Mary was raised in Corpus Christi with three siblings. She had sisters Esther, Elvira, and Julia. Mary was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many special life experiences over the years.

On August 31, 1968 Mary exchanged wedding vows with her sweetheart, Francisco M. Advincula. Empathic and loyal, Mary was committed to making her new family happy.

Mary worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Mary was blessed with two children, one daughter, Ida and one son, Anthony. Another blessing for Mary was the gift of five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Zion, Jade, Zachary, Rose, Paul, Angelina, and Charles.

Fortunately, Mary enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Mary worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was a retail supervisor. She was employed for 32 years by the The Marine Corps Exchange. Mary always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Mary also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved sharing stories from her past. One of her favorite stories to tell was one of her and her friend who were going out to "Sophia's Club" and needed a ride. They asked two men to give them a lift, but instead the men wanted to "talk". Mary ended up telling them that they were the singers for the club, so the men said they had to sing a song if they wanted a ride. So they did. In return the men said, "ok, we gotta get them to the club!"

Another one of Mary's favorite stories to tell was one that occurred shortly after her son Anthony was born. Mary and her sister Esther were doing laundry at the local laundromat with Anthony along side them. After finishing, they loaded everything thing into the car and drove home, accidentally leaving newborn Anthony behind. They had driven all the way home when they quickly realized they had left Anthony. They rushed back to the laundromat and to their relief, Anthony was still there. The attendant joked with them by saying, "If you don't want him- I'll keep him!" Its stories such as these that leave us with fond memories of Mary and her fun loving personality.

Sadly, Mary passed away on August 7, 2010 at in the comfort of her home in San Diego, California. Mary fought a brave battle against ovarian cancer. She is survived by her husband, Francisco Advincula; daughter, Ida Farmer; son, Anthony Advincula; grandchildren, Zion Farmer, Jade Woods, Zachary Farmer, Rose Farmer, and Paul Farmer; as well as great grandchildren, Angelina and Charles Farmer. Services were held at St. Rita Catholic Church in San Diego, California. Mary was laid to rest in Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California.

Simply stated, Mary was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Mary leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Mrs. Mary C. Advincula.


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mrs. Mary C. Advincula

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Mariana Garcia

August 19, 2010

Ms. Mary.... I just wanted to say thank you for your genuine support you showed me, in my moment of need. It was a privilege to know and work for you. Mariana Garcia

chris capalar

August 16, 2010

I will always miss you tia... Always in my heart 24/7

August 12, 2010

may God bless you all i worked with Mary at the marine corps exchange. always Ella D.Walker.