Maria Godina Resendez

June 22, 1930March 7, 2019
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Maria Godina Resendez was born on June 22, 1930 in Los Angeles, California and passed away on March 7, 2019 in Houston, Texas.


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Rosary Service Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Maria Godina Resendez

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Veronica Pena

March 13, 2019

Tia fue un honor tener la en mi vida y poder llamar la mi Tia Maria. Quiero llorar porque se que no puedo recoger el teléfono y reir con usted. Lo bueno es que tengo su risa y amor salvado en mi corazon. Tia I will miss you, it's not goodbye but see you later. Thank you for loving my sister's and I so much, and spoiling us with your love. I have stories now that I can share with my daughter's. To my family in Houston, wishing you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Veronica Mota Peña ( Ralph Motas daughter)

Maria Elena Castellanos

March 13, 2019

Elena Castellanos Raigoza Mota
My name is Elena I’m Chilo Raigoza Mota daughter , My Condolence to all my tia Maria’s Family, I would like to share one of the many memories I had my Tia maria , I use to call her Tia abuela , cause she was my grandmother cucas sister so we use to call her Tia Abuela ,I remember when she came to California she stayed over with my mom house , I was learning how to drive so invited her to go with me to drop my sisters to school, so she went with me , I drop my sisters , and I don’t know why I did but I crashed into the fence, I knew my Tia Maria was scared , I was very scared too so we started to pray ,thank god nothing bad happen to us , and next morning I was going to drop my sisters to school again , and asked her if he want to go with me , and she laughed and said no I don’t want to go with you anymore and she’ll laugh , We all remember her laugh , she was such a sweet and loveable and caring person , Tia Maria ( Tia abuela , you Rest In Peace, Te Quiero mucho ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏

Dina Stegall ,Raigoza Mota

March 13, 2019

Blessings to tía Maria's family in Huston.our prayers are with you all.
I would like to share one of the many memories we have about tía Maria:

When our sons were little (4boys)
My husband Roy had to go out of town for business trips and tía Maria spent a few days with us at our house. She played with the kids, we prayed and sing together with the boys before we went to bed and she helped me fold the boys cloths when I got them out of the dryer, she was an expert folding clothes, I have never seen anyone fold cloths as she did.
We all enjoyed her and laugh together.

Tia Maria may you rest in the Lord's arms y has oracíon por nosotros. (Pray for us,) amén.

Dina,Roy,Jesse,Diego,John and Roy Benjamin.
Camarillo California

Teresa Miramontez -Sanchez

March 13, 2019

My name is Teresa Sanchez, daughter of Rebeca Miramontez (Mota).

My prayers are with all of Tia Maria's family. I too have a lot of fond memories of Tia, she had a very contagious laugh and happy personality. We would look for funny things to tell her just to hear her laugh. I remember visiting her in Texas over 20 years ago and Tia Maria would let me borrow her phone so I could talk to my boyfriend I had left to California (now my husband). She will be truly missed, God Rest Your Soul. La quiero mucho Tia Maria💕

Teresa Miramontez-Sanchez
Oxnard, CA

Esperanza (Hope) Mota

March 12, 2019

My name is Esperanza, my husband is Ralph, my daughters are Veronica,Susy and Jenny

Our condolences to Joe,Yolanda and Henry & all her family in Texas. We are forever in debt to Tia Maria she did so much for us when my daughters were small helping to take care of them and providing them with love and affection-Thank you for sharing her with us,we all loved her very much. She was so much more than just Tia . We will miss her dearly and we were blessed to have had her in our lives.

Sending love
Esperanza Mota
Oxnard California

Jennifer Mota

March 12, 2019

My name is Jenny, I am one of the "babies" Tia Maria use to babysit in California. What makes me most happy in this time of sadness is the things that she taught me that I get to keep forever.

The first thing that comes to mind is my love for nopales . Nopales are on the top of my list of favorite foods and it all started with my Tia. The first time I made my own pot of nopales I was in high school, and I made sure to call her and let her know. Due to my not so great Spanish instead of hearing " los limpie y cocine" ( I cleaned and cooked them) she heard "los mate" ( I killed them). She thought it was the funniest thing ever and every once in a while she would ask me if I "killed" any nopales lately. She wouldnt let me live that down. I can hear her laugh right now.

This past Sunday we had beans & nopales in her honor.

Tia Maria, gracias por todo.


Sandy Cruz

March 12, 2019

My name is Sandy Cruz from Houston, TX
I am one of her Granddaughters , my mom is Yolanda Rodriguez.
One of my memories of her is when she would ask if I can pick her up and take her to the flea market. So of course I would say yes to her, no doubt about it.
So when I get there and she would see my truck, she was like how am I going to get in, so when i open the door and I would tell her to hold on to the top handle and i would help her in by her pushing her butt up on to the seat, it took a few tries, but we successfully did it and we would be laughing as we kept trying ....when she finally got in, she would be breathing heavy as if she had just finished working out and she would say "Aye Sandy" and fanning herself with her hand and then we would laugh again.
I will miss you Weeta, I love you so much!

Dolores Mota

March 12, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am one of the nieces in CA. I have many fond memories of my beloved aunt. She would visit CA many times throughout her lifetime and would enjoy being at our big family gatherings, whether it be parties, prayer & mass or just enjoying being with her older sister, who will be 100 years old this May. You will be missed Tia Maria and we will never forget you. God Bless you always may you rest in peace. La quiero mucho!

Maria Miramontez

March 12, 2019

Loved and forever in our hearts....♥️♥️

My fondest memory of Tia Maria was when i first married into the family. She always had a smile and such a calm way of communicating. I remember she called my mother in law as she always did. The first thing she said was hello, Rebeca...then she caught the difference in the voice and said are not Rebeca. She asked who i was and i said Maria. I didnt realize how many Maria's she knew just within the family so she asked.....which one out of all? I laughed and said Javier's wife. She immediately said oh la nueva Maria de Rebeca. (oh Rebeca's new Maria). She immediately welcomed me into family and said she was looking forward to meeting me. I didnt realize that would be the beginning of many more memories with Tia Maria. She was part if our lives. As i looked at photo albums she was at many of our parties and even at my kids school awards ceremonies. Wherever Abuelita Cuca and my mother in law went, Tia Maria was present as well.

Our condolence to her family in Houston. Know your mom was very loved in Oxnard. ♥️♥️♥️

Miramontez Family.....Javier, Maria, Bianca and Javi Jr.

Susana Mota

March 11, 2019

My Tia was always such a loving and caring person but I know her best for her humor. I can still hear her laugh in my head. Once when I was a child I had the hiccups and they would not go away. Finally my Tia says to me in Spanish that she had left her purse on the table, I didn’t think anything of this, then she says that there was money missing from her purse. I got so scared, I couldn’t believe she was accusing me of such a thing, I would never steal from her. I remember feeling so so shocked and didn’t say anything. A minute later my Tia tells me hey your hiccups went away!!! Lol no money was missing, she just wanted to have a good laugh and help my hiccups go away.
Susana Dolores Mota

Sending love from Oxnard, California.