July 31, 1929 – July 4, 2019
Eloise Guerra Cabral
July 31, 1929—July 4, 2019
Eloise Cabral, age 89, entered into God’s Kingdom on Thursday, July 4, 2019 while in Oxnard, California. Eloise, a great-grandmother of great faith, left a legacy of grace, patience and resilience for her loved ones to emulate.
Eloise was born on July 31, 1929 in El Paso, Texas to Rafael and Maria Guerra. Raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Eloise lived in California for most of her adult life. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Paula Lara de Valles, her parents, her husband, Joseph Cabral, Sr., and brother, Arturo Guerra.
Eloise is survived by her brother, Retired Air Force Colonel Rafael Guerra (Maria); daughter, Diana Lynn Cabral Kaysen and son, Joseph Cabral, Jr. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Carissa and Shaun Higginbotham and great-grandson, Ethan Beaudette, who will cherish their memories of “Grandmasita” and “Grandpa Joe.” Eloise had very special relationships with and adored all of her many surviving nieces and nephews, who lovingly called her “Aunt Eloise” or “Aunt Licha.”
God had gifted Eloise with many talents. She was a classically-trained pianist with her own baby grand piano. Eloise also played the clarinet and was a proud “Rattler” band member in high school. She was honored as the State Conductress for the state of New Mexico and earned a music scholarship to attend Texas Western University. Eloise enjoyed teaching students as an Education Aide with the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she taught music and English as a second language. Eloise and her brother, Rafael, were also professionally-trained Mexican Ballet Folklorico dancers; she trained dance troupes for Our Lady of Lourdes and Nobel Junior High Schools in Northridge, California.
Active in civic pursuits, Eloise held the Office of Vice President for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also a member of the League of Women Voters.
She epitomized the phrase, “mi casa es tu casa,” as she was a proud homeowner who warmly welcomed and was a caregiver to her family members and their friends. Eloise was happiest when she was spending time with her family, as she was passionate about being surrounded by her loved ones for family meals, gatherings and wedding receptions, especially.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate their time with Eloise, her legacy and her eternal life by gathering for visitation from 5-8 PM (Rosary at 7 PM) this Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Bastien & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary, located at 18728 Parthenia Street in Northridge, California. The funeral will take place at 10 AM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, located at 18405 Superior Street in Northridge. Burial will immediately follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, located at 11160 Stranwood Avenue in Mission Hills. A reception will take place at Knollwood Country Club, located at 12040 Balboa Boulevard, Granada Hills.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
18400 Kinzie Street
San Fernando Mission Cemetery
11160 Stranwood Avenue
- Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019
- Rosary Sunday, July 14, 2019
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