Socorro Gonzalez Saenz

June 15, 1924November 18, 2012

Former Ventura resident, Socorro G. Saenz, 88, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, following a brief illness. Mrs. Saenz was born June 15, 1924, in Canatlan, Durango, Mexico. She lived most of her life in San Bernardino, several years in Ventura, and for the past five years had lived in San Antonio to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Socorro had also had the opportunity to live in Germany and travel throughout Europe with her eldest daughter, Arcelia, who was in the United States Army. She was very artistic and enjoyed drawing, sketching, painting, and needle work. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jose Saenz, Sr.; daughter Arcelia Saenz of San Antonio, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Pat Saenz, Jr. of Ventura; son, Raymond Saenz of San Bernardino; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Saenz and David Soto of San Bernardino; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Socorro was preceded in death by her sister, Lydia, son Johnny and great-grandson, Johnny Saenz. Visitation will take place Monday, November 26, 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a Rosary beginning 7:00 P.M. at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 27, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura.


  • Prayer Service Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Socorro Gonzalez Saenz

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Richard Armenta

November 28, 2012

Condolences from the Armenta family ..... Sorry for your loss.

Sharon Sokolowski

November 27, 2012

Arcelia, don't know if you remember me or not, but I bought your house in Rialto. I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Just know you and your family are in my prayers.

Linda Hoefle

November 27, 2012

To Papa Jose and Sister Arecilia and family we are here for you in this time of need. You are in our prayers for strength. We love you and Mama Socorro as family. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Now Jesus will give Mama Socorro our hugs and kisses because when the saints meet Him no one wants to leave His awesome presence of Love.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Mama Minnie Lozano and Mr.&Mrs.Clark and Linda Hoefle

November 27, 2012

we are sorry for the loss of Socorro. She was a very fine lady.We will all miss her.Love to all. Felix (Lelo) and Stella Padilla and all our family.

Ed Ceballos

November 26, 2012

My sincerest condolences to the Saenz Familia. Mrs Saenz was a very good and kind lady, may she rest in peace.

Richard Ceballos

November 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Mrs. Saenz. You were such a wonderful lady.