Delano Mortuary

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Ermelinda B Morales

April 8, 1953January 6, 2020
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Ermelinda Morales, age 66, of Delano, California passed away on Monday January 6, 2020. She was born April 8, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA to Raymond and Dolores Murrietta. She resided in Delano, CA along with her husband Jose Angel Morales for 35 years. Ermelinda was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all.

Ermelinda is survived by her husband Jose Angel Morales; three sons – Guillermo Peña, Juan Manuel Peña and Jose Angel Morales Jr and three daughters – Maria Carrasco, Sylvia Arrellanes and Angie Morales; three son-in-laws, Cornelio Arrellanes, Nelson Melendez, Jessie Carrasco and one daughter-in-law, Yuri Morales; 29 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and many great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Dolores Murrietta; her sister Beatrice Avila; and her brother Raymond Murrietta Jr.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.delanomortuary.com for the Morales family.


  • Guillermo Peña, Portador
  • Jose Angel Morales Jr., Portador
  • Nelson Melendez Jr. IV, Portador
  • Adrian Melendez, Portador
  • Armando Murrietta, Portador
  • Raymond Echavarrie, Portador
  • Juan Manuel Peña, Portador


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Rosary Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 18, 2020


Ermelinda B Morales

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Guillermo Pena

January 19, 2020

I sit here trying to come up with the words to describe my mom and for the life of me I can’t. She was my everything. She was my caretaker when I was a child. She was my disciplinarian and believe me I needed that!!! A lot!!! Lol. She was my guide through life. She was my counselor when I needed advice. She was my motivator when I need motivation. She was that person I could go to when I needed straight forward advice.....sometimes it wasn’t what I wanted to hear but it was always the truth. She was soft place to land when my world was falling apart. She is my example of how to love and be companionate. She is my example of how to be a rock when called upon. So I guess the only words that fit her are “ My beautiful and loving Mom. I will always hurt for her and miss her but I know she’s in heaven still guiding me....still supporting me....still loving me. Love you mom.
Your son Guillermo. Aka Manzano.

Matthew Pena

January 18, 2020

If my grandma were right here right now, I'd tell her that I love her and will always think about her. People who knew her, knew she enjoyed a good laugh, and loved her antique shops. She was a good woman, a good teacher and a good mother to us all. Love you grandma, I miss you

Maria Carasco

January 16, 2020

Mommy im sad tonight i cant get over it i know in my heart ur okay and telling us dont cry or be sad tomorrow will be hard and the day after that will be harder for me i have a great family to help me get through this (BIG family)
Lol im gonna try to be brave but im lost with out u
I wanna pick up my cell and tell u all about Noel i really love him and has a great family too
Lol i know what she would say
" kino?! Already! u need to take time for you self dont u think your moving too fast?
My mom somehow always new what would happened before it did - scary like a physic
Lol mommy i miss u alot tonight i love u so much i know u loved us i cant pick up the cell but i know u will be watching over me but make sure u take ur nap because watching over me is a full time job Lol

Maria Carasco

January 16, 2020

I loved reading all the memories that everyone had i love my mom so much never thought i would loose her so young and fast but i never left her without giving her a kiss , hug and a
"love u" i know she is up there and shes at peace, no pain. I really miss her. Most of all i miss her telling me " Kino ur not fooling me i know what ur up to u better stop" Lol 💔 i cant hug u but i love u mommy and heres ur 💋 - kino

Dee Martin

January 16, 2020

Erma all those years and the fun times being neighbors and raising our children asking advice from one another and just you and Jose being so good to Bubba.
Thank you will be deeply missed.
Until we meet again my dear friend God Bless.
My deepest condolences to the family.

Amanda Mendoza

January 16, 2020

What can I say...Tia I will never forget how kind and loving you where to me. You showed me love at one of the darkest times of my life. I will never forget that. When the world was against me, you offered me a helping hand and I will carry that memory with me always. I would only hope one day to be the strong loving woman you where! I love you & miss you deeply.
Until we meet again tia, you will always be in our hearts, forever & Always❤️
P.S Give my dad a hug for me

Daisy Melendez

January 15, 2020

My sweet, sweet grandma. I keep holding on to this thought that this is just a horrible dream.. maybe you’ll call me tomorrow like you do everyday just to say “Wake up lazy!” I miss you so much and it’s like all our talks and our memories seem so long ago.. Its crazy how you and I would clash and never agree on anything, but as soon as I realized everything you nailed into me was 100% the truth we were one. The best of friends who agreed on almost everything, because I grew and learned from every mistake you said would happen.. you were a tough one. I’m so honored to say I’m one of your kids, you raised me, molded me, with the help of Tata. You gave not only me but Nelson, Adrian, Emily, and even Tata the world..you put it right at our feet. Nothing was impossible. We never went without or had to worry about anything, had the best of all things. I will never forget when your dad died and you had to drive down from LA and I hugged you and you didn’t cry, or breakdown you just said “Someone has to hold it together, he’s okay now” It broke my heart to loose you, but you didn’t go alone. I’m trying so hard to hold it together for you, because you’re okay now.. I love you. So, with all of our heavy hearts we lay you down to rest. With hope in our hearts that we will meet again. I luuuub you forever. ❤️

Christina Avila Buch

January 15, 2020

Dearest tia so many memories that i can share you left behind so many youre smile youre strict rules youre tell it like it is youre weekened visits karaoke that lasted till sunday early morning. Youre heart was so big when it came to loving youre loved ones . its always painfull to loose someone you loved thank you for never forgetting me no matter the distance. You will trully be missed tia you left behind a lifetime of memories i love you always

Julie Melendez

January 15, 2020

When I think about my grandma and the kind of person that she was all I can think is love. It’s the only word that comes to mind. Heart full of love, house full of love, her presence- it just brought love. Anyone who knew her knew how caring she was. Oh how could I forget, one of her best character traits- giving. She was soooo giving. She had about 1000 grandchildren, and guess how much presents were under the Christmas tree for Christmas...1000. I mean every time I would stay at her house she would take me to Macy’s and tell me to pick some stuff. Haha she loved Macy’s. I know we’re all grieving, I am too but she is watching us, I know it. I had a game yesterday and it was the best I’ve ever done I’m talking 20 points. And guess where the game was at...Delano, where she raised her kids. Where we celebrated Christmas and thanksgiving in her brown house with all the rooms connected and the orange living room walls and the HUGE backyard. I don’t know, that was just a little sign that helped me understand that’s she’s still here, whether on earth or not. She’s watching and she’ll always be there. It’s grandma.. she’s not going away that easily.

Jennifer Padin

January 15, 2020

Ermelinda thank you for letting emily spend time with my family and giving me car rides home. I also wanna thank you for taking me along with you and emily where ever you guys would go It means a lot to me. My condolence🙏🏽 Much love❤️-jennifer