OBITUARY

Angelita Villalpando Torres

August 23, 1932July 6, 2019
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Angelita was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 23, 1932, to Victorio and Julia Villalpando. She became an Angel on July 6, 2019, from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Predeceased by her beloved husband Matilde R. Torres, with whom she was married for 32 years before his death.

Precious Mother to Rita, Samuel, Anthony, Enrique Torres; Angelita Rebecca (Kenny) Uyesugi; Cecilia (Vidal) Ruvalcaba; Benjamin (Lorraine) Torres.

Grandmother of 11: Armando and Javier Vera, Anthony II , Rene, Monique, Simon and Mathew Torres; Julio Uyesugi; Leandro, Angelita and Natalia Ruvalcaba.

Great-grandmother of 12: Alizae, Alijah, Eli, Liana, Jalissa, Alyssa, Anthony III, Mateo, Anahi, Xavier, Izabella Rose and Layla.

Angelita is survived by her beloved hermanita Amelia Villalpando Bohon, and predeceased by her brothers Primitivo and Exito, and her sisters Ester and Virtud Guadalupe.

Angelita was raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico until she was 11 years old. Her family then moved to Mexicali where she lived until she started migrant work in California. She met and married Matilde in Wasco, CA in 1950. Angelita resided in San Jose, CA for 68 years. Angelita was a joyful, loving person who loved singing, dancing and family gatherings. She welcomed the children in the neighborhood to her kitchen for butter tortillas and hugs if needed. She never hesitated to offer help to strangers, showing Christian love for everyone.

Angelita worked seasonally at Santa Clara Packing Company for 20 years and was a homemaker with a reputation for tasty cooking like menudo, mole, tamales, pumpkin pies, and her turkey stuffing! Angelita, a loyal Dodger’s fan, also cheered for the San Francisco Giants.

She was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church since the inception of the parish, participating in the weekly Rosary. Angelita was part of a Spanish speakers bible study group at St. John Vianney Parish where she made many friends and where her love of Jesus and Mary flourished.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. and with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. on Friday July 12, Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St. in San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,1300 Ninth Place, Wasco, CA at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15, with burial at Wasco Memorial Park where Angelita will be laid to rest with her beloved Matilde.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, July 12, 2019

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Angelita Villalpando Torres

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Renee Villalpando-Anaya

July 14, 2019

My Tia Angie will be missed ! When she would come to Wasco to visit my Grandpa Exito and Grandma Julia I remember my Dad taking us over to visit. My Tia and Grandpa always had stories to tell about their childhood. I am just so thankful that I was able to be with them to hear there stories. Tia Angie always made me feel special and was such a wonderful person to talk to. I loved her so very much! To my cousins I am very sorry for your loss and I want to thank you for sharing your mom with me!
Love always Renee.

Hector Villalpando

July 14, 2019

Words can't say enough of the lost of my Tia, my father Exito love his sister, he was so happy, there childhood stories where sad but they survived , they are all together in paradise, all of the family of the Torres y Villalpando, the my first cousins of the Torres's my deepest condolences and to your grandchildren and beloved friends, in the name of Jesus Christ, sincerely Hector and Linda Villalpando's and family.

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