OBITUARY

Josefina R. Uriza

September 9, 1914July 1, 2018
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Josefina R. Uriza died peacefully on July 1, 2018, at the age of 103. Josefina is survived by her loving daughter Nancy Uriza and her sister Maria del Carmen R. Mendez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio Uriza, her son, Gilbert Uriza, siblings, Enrique Rivera, Felix Rivera, Buenaventura Rivera, Magdalena Rivera, Juanita Beileson, and Maria Dolores Blake.

Josefina was born September 9, 1914 to Jesus and Maria del Refugio Rivera. She retired from Tri-Valley Cannery. Josefina, was an excellent cook and shared her joy of cooking with others. She enjoyed canning seasonal fruits and vegetables. Josefina had a green thumb and enjoyed the fruits of her labor. She was a generous person who had a love for family and friends. She often played her harmonica or mini-keyboard and serenaded them, never having taken a lesson. She had a deep devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. A proud moment of Josefina's life was when she became a naturalized citizen at the age of 86. She always enjoyed her trips to Jackson Rancheria.

The family would like to express special thanks to caregivers Cristina and her niece Maria del Refugio. Josefina, was loved by many and will be missed deeply.

DeYoung Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Uriza family. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 2pm-6pm followed by a Rosary at 6pm at DeYoung Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10am at Cathedral of the Annunciation followed by a committal at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Antonio Abundez
  • Gilberto Blake
  • Ben Armenta
  • Arturo Mosqueda
  • Tony Ramirez
  • Christopher Vasquez

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Committal Friday, July 13, 2018
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Josefina R. Uriza

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Tim, Noreli, Brayden & Natalie Huynh

July 12, 2018

The relationship between a Mother and Daughter is Forever! We know Nancy will miss you dearly but don't worry Senora Josefina, we'll all be there for her and we know you'll continue to watch over us all in spirit <3

Tim, Noreli, Brayden & Natalie Huynh

July 12, 2018

Natalie helping Senora Josefina blow out her candles on her 102nd birthday cake. She said she will miss you too!

Tim, Noreli, Brayden & Natalie Huynh

July 12, 2018

Senora Josefina holding Brayden when he was 7 months. He said he will miss you!

Tim, Noreli, Brayden & Natalie Huynh

July 12, 2018

Senora Josefina, we are truly saddened of your passing but take solace in the fact that you are at peace and rest now, and are in wonderful hands. We were blessed to share in little visits and your yearly special birthday and Mother's Day celebrations with you, Nancy and your family and friends. You brought all of us together and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say you will be especially missed during those times because we'll feel the loss of your spunky spirit. Keep that party going in heaven, except now you can dance to your heart's content!

We'd like to share the last 4 birthday pictures we took with you for your Centennial Birthdays (100th-103rd), as well as a few other pictures and videos.

Laurel Coates

July 7, 2018

What a wonderful life! I was so fortunate to celebrate your annual birthdays with you along with Dylan. He will always remember your mother and her parties. I will always remember her trying to talk to me in Spanish on the phone. Looking back it is amazing all of the things she was able to witness throughout history. Just amazing. You will be greatly missed but I have wonderful memories.

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