OBITUARY

Julia Arana

Born June 29, 1935

JULIA ARANA June 29, 1935-Feb. 19, 2012

Julia Arana was born in La Union de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico on June 29, 1935 to Jose Carmelo Mendoza and Bernadina Oliva. She went to rest with our Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the age of 76.

Julia had a strong will to live and her life revolved around her family. She married the love of her life, Domingo, in July of 1961. They have lived in Merced for the last 42 years where they raised their son, Jose. Her joys in life where her grandchildren and great grandson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Domingo Arana; son, Jose (Mary Ellen) Arana; granddaughter, Adrienne (Michael) Guerra; grandson, Brandon; great grandson, Gabriel; brothers, Jose (Domitila) Mendoza and Tony; sisters, Licha (Edwardo), Carmela, and Lolita (Larry); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Carmelo Mendoza and Bernadina Oliva; grandson, Joseph Mitchel Arana; and godson, Aaron Mendoza.

Visitation will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B St., Merced, CA on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary to be at 6:00 p.m. Services will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1799 Winton Way, Atwater, CA at 9:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 23, 2012
  • Rosary Service Thursday, February 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 24, 2012
REMEMBERING

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Alexandra

February 28, 2012

2 Cor. 1:3-5

Surrounded by friends
yet all alone
the one I loved
God has called home

the hugs of friends
helps ease the pain
and I know my loss
is my loved one's gain

but tears now flow
across my face
as I long for just
one more embrace

then comfort comes
and I see Christ's face
He hugs my loved one
and I feel God's grace.

Tia preciosa hermosa, la vamos a extranar muchisimooo. Que tu y dios le bendigan a mi Tio Domingo, Chepe, y la familia.
TQM!!!!
~La Chinita

February 23, 2012

La quieremos mucho Tia. Como la vamos a extranar! Siempre estaras en nuesto corazon! Que Dios este contigo y que estes en paz. Hasta que nos vemos otra vez....te quieremos MUCHISIMO Tia!
XOXO~ Amaya y Carlos

JOSE FLORES

February 23, 2012

DOMINGO & JOSE
THE FLORES FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SORROW IN THE DEATH OF YOUR WIFE AND MOTHER. DOROTHY AND I LOVED HER FROM THE 1ST DAY WE MET HER 31 YEARS AGO. SHE ALWAYS TREATED US BEAUTIFULLY WHENEVER WE SEE HER. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU BOTH DURING THESE DAYS.

February 23, 2012

I accompany you in your sorrow MaryEllen,Jose and Senor Domingo.

February 22, 2012

DON Domingo , sentimos mucho la perdida de su esposa que ya descansa en paz ,en el reyno que el Senor nos a prometido,que Dios lo bendiga i lo fortalesca, lo acompanamos en su gran dolor,Juan,Lorena,y Petra de C.V.O.C.

February 22, 2012

Te quero mucho mi Chula Tia julia, ya estas con dios..y yo sabe que me estas mirando.....Muah! Nina

Monica Barraza

February 22, 2012

Mi Tia hermosa. Te voy a extranar mucho, y te quiero con todo mi corazon. Hasta que nos volvamos a ver en el cielo,
Tu Mony.

Stratford Evans Funeral Chapel

February 22, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY