December 25, 1935 – May 8, 2019
María Alvarado Orozco was born December 25, 1935, in Acatic, Jalisco, Mexico and was called to heaven May 8, 2019, in Tustin, California at the age of 83.
María overcame many adversities throughout her life and found strength in her faith. She was an ambassador of joy in the hand of God.
She is preceded in death by her daughter Diana del Pilar and son Felipe de Jesus. María is survived by her husband of 55 years, Javier S. Orozco and her six children (Rocio, Aurora, Jacqueline, Rafael, Javier Jr., and Mario), two daughters-in-law (Wendy and Adriana), and 10 grandchildren (Troy, Stephan, Christopher, Xavier, Jesse, Graciela, Vicente, Rafael Jr., Mateo and Mía Aurora), as well as two great-grandchildren (Troy III, and Anthony). María will be greatly missed by all who know and love her.
The viewing, rosary and memorial service will be held from 5pm to 9pm on Monday, May 20 in Waverly Chapel at Fairhaven Memorial, 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana. The Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 17270 Ward St., Fountain Valley. Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach.
If you plan to order flowers the family asks that you choose bright colorful flowers to match her bright spirit.
- Javier Sandoval Orozco, Spouse
- Rocio Wright, Daughter
- Aurora A. Orozco, Daughter
- Diana del Pilar Orozco, Daughter
- Jacqueline Orozco, Daughter
- Rafael A. Orozco, Son
- Javier A. Orozco, Son
- Mario J. Orozco, Son
- Felipe de Jesus Orozco, Son
- Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Recepcion Tuesday, May 21, 2019
May 15, 2019
It was a pleasure to have met such a vibrant soul here on earth. She was my mother’s comadre & also worked at the Packing House with my oldest sibling Rosa (who María would call “Chimo”, short for Chimoltrufía)!!! They were great friends & mom said they always laughed together. Not too long ago I ran into her & she asked for my sister. I was engaging in conversation & showed her pictures of my passed loved ones who she knew. It was bittersweet & something I’ll never forget.
💗Que en paz descanse en la Gloria de Jesus Cristo.
Javier Orozco, Jr.
May 14, 2019
God is holding our family up in our grief and in our celebration of our mother's tremendous life. Thank you, Jesus for always bringing our mom through her trials and filling her with love and joy!
One day when my mom had her share of difficulties, she wandered into her garden, picked up a stick and scratched these words into a cactus leaf:
"Es mi jardín y mi alegría. Mi nombre es hermoso porque me llamo María"
"This is my garden and my happiness. My name is beautiful because I am called Maria"
Those words were also etched in my heart that day.
In Him, Javier A Orozco
May 14, 2019
Y ahora, a bailar en la presencia de nuestro Dios tía María!
Dele un beso a mi mamá Chata por mi...
May 14, 2019
As a child my dad, Don Antonio would always take us to see Maria. We grew up loving and respecting her as family. May your beautiful heart and bright spirit with a laugh that could be heard miles away, shine bright as you enter the gates through heaven. May your light and spirit remind us every day that no matter what adversities life brings, its always better with a genuine smile and a love for life.
May 14, 2019
Que belleza mi madre. I love you mom.
May 13, 2019
Mom's rosary, eulogy and viewing will be at Fairhaven Memorial on Monday May 20th 5-9pm
Her mass will be at Holy Spirit Church in Fountain Valley on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:30am.
Burial site services follow after mass at Good Shephard in Huntington Beach
The reception afterwards, at Javier's house in Costa Mesa,
Details to follow.
Thank you all for your prayers and continued support of us during this difficult time.
God bless you and yours.
The Orozco Family