OBITUARY

Alfred Sanchez Carmona

November 28, 1930February 3, 2021

Alfred Carmona was born on Mission Street in Los Angeles, Ca. to Jose Maria Carmona and Soledad S. Carmona on 11/28/1930. The youngest of seven children. He was brought to Oxnard as a baby. He attended Haydock School followed by Wilson School then Oxnard High School class of 1949. He played Varsity basketball and ran track. He passed away on Feb. 3, 2021 into the heavenly arms of our Lord Jesus at St. John’s Hospital after a brief illness.

Our dad served in the Army Infantry in the Korean War from 1951-1953 and received service honors. He was a “true patriot” and always became very emotional when the national anthem was sung and when the pledge of allegiance was recited. He loved this country and was a member of Veterans of foreign wars and enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association.

Alfred even went into “show business”. During this time he was performing in a Mariachi trio when they were asked to audition in Hollywood. They were called back for a second audition but did not make the audition because they were all drafted into the army. My dad would say it was his “short moment of fame”.

Alfred married the love of his life Anita Nava on 4/14/1954. They were married for 66 years. They were blessed with four daughters; Rosanna Romero(Armando Sr.),Mary Evelyn Rodrick, Lorraine Sanchez(Larry), and Julie Mcmurrey(Duke Windsor). Only surviving brother Angel Carmona, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews. Alfred worked as a route salesman for 35 years and retired in 1992 @ 62 years of age from Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. He had many hobbies including gardening, playing dominoes, and woodcrafting projects making benches. He also helped with Food Share of Ventura County for a few years. He also enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. He was a big Laker fan and was able to finally see the Lakers win the championship in 2020.

Our father loved people and loved to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. On January 11th 1981 at the age of 50 he was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at the Oxnard Apostolic Church by Pastor Robert Ramirez. He was actively involved in music ministry and evangelism where he played guitar in a trio and then with a group called “Los Redimidos”. They would travel and sing all over central and Southern California. He loved attending church and became “head usher” @ Oxnard Revival Center in El Rio.

Alfred was so proud of his four daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved his family and it gave him great joy and happiness to get together and celebrate a birthday or family event. He would play his guitar and sing for us and serenade his grandchildren.

My dad’s desire was to have all his family live in harmony and to continue his Legacy of serving the Lord and sharing the Acts 2:38 message to all. One of his favorite scriptures. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”. Joshua 24:15.

Services

12 March

Visitation/Viewing

9:00 am - 10:00 am

United Pentecostal Church of Oxnard

700 E. Pleasant Valley Rd
Oxnard, CA 93033

12 March

Celebration of Life Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

United Pentecostal Church of Oxnard

700 E. Pleasant Valley Rd
Oxnard, CA 93033

12 March

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ivy Lawn Memorial Park

5400 Valentine Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003

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Lupita J. Sanchez

February 19, 2021

I've known the Carmona Family from
when I used to babysit the daughter's
when I was 13 or 14yrs.And Alfred
worked at the Pisie Company.He was
very handsome man and very kind.May
You be at Peace Alfred You'll Be Missed
Dearly Everyday.God Bless all that were
left behind Family,Friends and co-workers.
From:Lupita J. Sanchez🙏👼🌹😢💔🙌💞

Gloria Moss

February 18, 2021

My dear Rosanna, what a blessing to have been raised by a Godly father! You are a tribute to his memory, a kind, loving, compassionate daughter filled with the knowledge of God's love and purpose for your life. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and your family as you walk through this season. Love & blessings!

Joel, Patty and Samuel Galaviz

February 17, 2021

Bro. Alfred was such a pleasant person and such a blessing to many people. We delighted in ministering along with him in the music ministry. He also had a soul-winning heart. Always witnessing and praying for anyone that would listen. We, the Redimidos, always had a wonderful time as we traveled someplace to play and sing unto the Lord! Rest in peace, Bro. Carmona. To Rosanna, Mary, Julie, Lori and Sis. Anita, may you receive God's comfort. Bro. Alfred now rests in the arms of the Lord!

michelle Rainone

February 16, 2021

Alfred has always been like a father to me, he has always made me feel welcomed at his home and any family function I was invited to. My heart is broken, I will forever miss him, my heart is also happy because I know he is a with our lord Jesus and will be singing and playing the guitar on streets of gold for the Lord. Forever missed never forgotten.

Julie Carmona Mcmurrey

February 15, 2021

My dad serenaded his girls our whole lives but as children we didn’t appreciate it . As we grew up as adult women we cherished every moment to hear my dads sweet voice and talent of his guitar and never ending love for his family to making each birthday or special event special to us. I will forever miss you with all my heart . I thank you for always supporting me and loving me unconditionally. I miss you dad and my heart hurts but I know you made it dad and your in the house of the lord . Your daughter, Julie

Julie McMurrey

February 14, 2021

We are so deeply saddened by the loss of our precious father..., I love and miss you so much papa! My only comfort is knowing that we will see each other once again one sweet day. I know Michael the archangel greeted you at the pearly gates and handed you a guitar so you can play for Jesus and your worshipping in heaven. I miss you and love you dad.

John 14:1-3
King James Version
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Rest in paradise my beloved father.
Your daughter,
Julie

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