October 4, 1943 – November 7, 2019
Madeline Ceseña Gabaldon, 76, of Greeley, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 peacefully in her home. She was born October 4, 1943 in San Pedro, California to Marina (Rivera) and Louis Frank Ceseña.
Madeline attended Mary Star of the Sea High School. She married George Gabaldon on August 31, 1968 in San Pedro. After marrying George, they traveled the world, as George was in the Navy. Madeline was a housewife and raised 5 children. She loved having family around and Sunday family dinners. She had many hobbies, including: coloring, word searches, Facebooking and watching “Downton Abbey”. They settled in Greeley after George’s retirement from the Navy. They moved a couple of times then moved back to Greeley after George’s last retirement.
Madeline is survived by her husband, George E. Gabaldon, her four children, M. Jeanette (Ricky) Ochs of Loveland, Bridgette (Joseph) Muzydla of Greeley, G. Mario Gabaldon of Greeley, and Shawn Gabaldon of Loveland; her five grandchildren, Alexandria Felix, Adrian Felix, Camden Baldwin, Vanessa Gabaldon, and Ronin Gabaldon; and great-granddaughters, Aubrionne, Santana, and Penelope Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Maurice Gabaldon.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. both at St Mary’s Catholic Church 2222 23rd Ave, Greeley. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
- Ramon Quesada
- Jason McCartney
- Joel Severns
- Jason Reimer
- Brad Ray
- John Cordova
- Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Recitation of the Rosary Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Interment Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jack &Arlene Castro
November 14, 2019
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to George and family for the loss of their dearest wife and mother! May she Rest In Peace!
November 13, 2019
On behalf of the family, I would like to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of Madeline. She was a dear heart who was always smiling and cheerful. She was held in high regard by our father, Claude Cordova. He spoke of her often.
Being a military wife can be challenging. She was the epitome of the matriarch who held the family together. We respect that about her. Your beautiful family is testimony to her as well.
Let us celebrate a life well lived. May you all find comfort in each other. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cheryl Cordova-Brennan and Claudine Cordova-Foge & family
November 12, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to George and the entire family. I knew Madeline for only a short while but quickly understood family meant everything to her. She will be missed. God bless the family.
November 12, 2019
No matter how time changes us, you stayed graceful and kind. So many conversations with you will be forever treasured and I know the last 24 years were more special because you were my mother-n-law. From hosting my college graduation to caring for baby Vanessa when I went back to work to sharing your love for good recipes and food to sharing our inside jokes of our Georges! So many memories and things to be thankful for that I will forever hold dear in my heart. Thank you Madeline for your love. May you Rest In Peace and enjoy your reunion with other loved ones.
November 10, 2019
I’d like to take a moment to honor my aunt, Madeline Gabaldon, who past away Thursday after a long battle with lung disease. My aunt was beyond a special human being. She was the epitome of strength, beauty and poise, even throughout her illness. She was loved and cherished by her husband, five children, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and anyone who knew her. She enjoyed a rich and often exotic life, living abroad alongside her loving husband of 51 years, my Uncle George Gabaldon, U.S. Navy Veteran. I will forever admire my aunt for her loving marriage, family, her graciousness, and her perfect mix of strength and sweetness. I am so blessed to call her my aunt; she is so dearly missed. May she Rest In Peace.
November 9, 2019
My Mom was a hoot. One lazy day we were looking at magazines at her dining table. She suddenly shouted out, "I need new glasses! I can't see out of these darn things!" I looked up at her face, examined her glasses and said, "Mom, you're wearing my glasses!" We had a good laugh at her expense. LOL I will miss those moments. Bridgie