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Pierce Brothers Turner & Stevens Mortuary

1136 East Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA

OBITUARY

Maria Teresa San-Martin

October 5, 1931December 26, 2019
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Maria Teresa San-Martin passed away and into the Lord’s arms in the evening on Thursday December 26th, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She is survived by her loving husband- Luis, sons-Rick, Jay and Jim, daughter in law- Tresha and grandsons- Makani and Kanoa, who will all miss her endlessly. Teresa or Teresita, as she was known, was born and raised in Cucuta, Norte Santander, Colombia. Daughter to Edmunda and Ernesto, sister to Daniel, Jesus, Julio, Pablo, Sacramento and Luz Marina. Mom, was an amazing person, she lived an amazing 88 years, smiling and laughing the whole way through. As a child, she was a tomboy and loved to run, swim & play basketball. She was smart as a whip, received a degree in Business in Colombia and a degree in Accounting in the U.S. She helped run the family business before marrying and coming to the US. She met and married her loving husband Luis Arturo and came to the United States, starting her new adventure. With no family in the US, Teresa took in everyone as family, so friends became family. She was a devoted friend to many, and a second mom to all dear friends’ and neighbors’ kids. After raising her kids as a housewife, she volunteered and then worked at the library and a local middle school as an assistant teacher. Then she followed her husband to work at Santa Anita Racetrack as a pari-mutuel clerk. On her retirement, she spent time with my dad and friends traveling and enjoying life! Our mom was an explorer and loved seeing new places. Above all else, mom was a devoted Catholic, making sure her boys went to church every Sunday. She continued to attend San Gabriel Mission for Sunday service, and walked every morning to Saint Anthony’s to say her prayers. What will remain with us is our mom’s love, kindness, generosity, smile and laugh. We know she will be in heaven and pray that she will show us the way home when it is our time.

Visitation Services will take place at Pierce Brothers Turner & Stevens Mortuary(1136 Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776) on Thursday January 9, 2020, from 5-9pm. Rosary service from 7-7:30pm. Graveside Service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery (966 N. Potrero Grande Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770) on Friday January 10, 2020, from 11am-12pm. Reception to follow services.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Rosary Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020

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