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Miller Memorial Chapel

134 Cypress, Woodlake, CA

OBITUARY

Mariano Rodriguez

January 19, 1942January 2, 2020
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Mariano Rodríguez Romero, age 77, passed away at his home in Woodlake, CA, on January 2, 2020. Mariano was born on January 19, 1942, in Rancho de Coheteros, Municipality of Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, Mexico. Mariano migrated to the United States at the early age of 17 years old and worked as a farm laborer all his life until his retirement. He was passionate about the rights of the farm laborers and was a union member of the United Farm Workers. During his life, Mariano traveled to many states for work. Mariano was an early riser and love to see the sunrise each day. He would say there are no sunrises like the ones in Arizona. Mariano was a strong, hardworking, considerate, and gentle soul that took care of his family all his life. He did not expect anything from others and often would help others in need. Mariano was a great cook and often would treat his family and friends to his famous “enchiladas.” He had a unique way of expressing his excitement when he had not seen you in a long while and would pick you up from the ground up and hug you. He was admired and loved by many who met his kindhearted nature. Mariano will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mariano was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Rodriguez and Gertrudis Romero; brothers, Amado Rodriguez, Salome Rodriguez and Antonio Rodriguez. Mariano is survived by his wife of 48 years, Concepcion Rodriguez; three daughters, Hilda Rodríguez, Alma Smith, Teresa Rodríguez; three brothers, Rafael Rodríguez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Benjamín Rodríguez; three sisters, Elpidia Verdugo, Maria Concepcion Rodríguez, Maria Rodríguez; three grandchildren, Raquel Calderon, Julian Smith, Abigail Smith, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and extended family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 134 N. Cypress St., Woodlake. Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 198 N. Pepper St., Woodlake followed by Interment at Woodlake District Cemetery. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millermemorialchapel.com.

Mariano Rodriguez Romero, de 77 años, falleció en su casa en Woodlake, California, el 2 de enero de 2020. Mariano nació el 19 de enero de 1942 en el Rancho de Coheteros, Municipio de Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, México. Mariano emigro a los Estados Unidos a la temprana edad de 17 años y trabajo como trabajador agrícola toda su vida hasta su jubilación. Le apasionaban los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas y era miembro sindical de United Farm Workers. Durante su vida, Mariano viajo a muchos estados por trabajo. Mariano era madrugador y le encanta ver el amanecer cada día. Diría que no hay amaneceres como los de Arizona. Mariano era fuerte, trabajador, considerado, y gentil que cuido de su familia toda su vida. No esperaba nada de los demás y a menudo ayudaba a los demás. Mariano era un gran cocinero y de vez en cuando nos preparaba a sus familiares y amigos con sus famosas “enchiladas”. Tenía una forma única de expresar su emoción cuando no te había visto en mucho tiempo y te levantaba del piso para darte un fuerte abrazo. Fue admirado y amado por muchos que conocieron su naturaleza bondadosa. Mariano será extrañado por todos los que lo conocieron y lo amaron. Mariano fue precedido en la muerte por sus padres, Antonio Rodriguez y Gertrudis Romero; hermanos, Amado Rodriguez, Salome Rodriguez y Antonio Rodriguez. A Mariano le sobreviven su esposa durante 48 años, Concepción Rodriguez; tres hijas, Hilda Rodriguez, Alma Smith, Teresa Rodriguez; tres hermanos, Rafael Rodriguez, Ignacio Rodriguez, Benjamin Rodriguez; tres hermanas, Elpidia Verdugo, Maria Concepción Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez; tres nietos, Raquel Calderon, Julián Smith, Abigail Smith y numerosos de sobrinas, sobrinos, primos, ahijados y familiares. La visita se llevará a cabo el jueves 16 de enero de 2020, de 3:00 p.m. a 7 p.m. en Miller Memorial Chapel, 134 N. Cypress St., Woodlake. Se rezará el rosario a las 6:00 p.m. La Misa de Cristiana Sepultura con cuerpo presente se llevará a cabo el viernes 17 de enero de 2020 a las 9:00 a.m. en la Iglesia Católica St. Frances Cabrini, 198 N. Pepper St., Woodlake, seguida por Entierro en el Cementerio del Distrito de Woodlake. Se pueden hacer homenajes y condolencias en www.millermemorialchapel.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steven Smith
  • Julian Smith
  • Ignacio Rodrguez
  • Benjamin Rodriguez
  • Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Vincent Ramirez
  • Rafael Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visita Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Santo Rosario Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Misa de Cristiana Sepultura Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Entierro Friday, January 17, 2020

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