Francisca "Panchita" Gomez

October 10, 1936May 15, 2018

Francisca “Panchita” Gomez October 10, 1936 – May 15, 2018 Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma, Great Grandma, Nina, Comadre, Aunt, Sister, Daughter and Friend to all. Born in Nogales Sonora, Mexico came to San Bernardino at the age of 17 to attend Saint Bernardine’s Catholic Girls School. Never returned to Nogales after meeting her beloved husband Efren. Co-Owner of the U&I Market with her husband, famous for Raspas. Her life passions: her husband, daughters, grandchildren, family and friends. She was always ready to sell you Avon. She sold Avon for over 30 years and was a President Club Member. Survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Art) and Anna (Charlie), five grandsons, four granddaughters, four great-grandsons a huge host of family and friends including her devoted caretaker Noemi. Proceeded in death by her husband Efren, daughter Elza Lorena, parents Joaquin & Angelita Dicochea and brother Joaquin Jr. She will be greatly missed by all. Nothing Loved is ever lost – she was Loved so Much! Service Friday June 1st, 2018 - 10am at Montecito Memorial – Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery at All Souls Chapel.


  • Angelita Dicochea, Mother
  • Joaquin Dicochea, Father
  • Efren Gomez, Husband
  • Elizabeth Beers, Daughter
  • Anna Minjares, Daughter
  • Elza Lorena, Daughter
  • Joaquin Dicochea Jr., Brother
  • ~ 9 ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ 4 ~, Great Grandchildren


  • Mass Friday, June 1, 2018

Francisca "Panchita" Gomez

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Genie Gonzales

June 2, 2018

Ponchita was my Nina, she accepted and loved me from the moment we meet. I was best friends with her daughter Elza and will remain a part of her family until my last day. To know her was to love her♥️
She will be forever in our hearts
Always, Genie and Frisco Gonzales