OBITUARY

Gloria Antonia Almodova

June 13, 1934July 23, 2012

With her loving husband of 60 years by her side, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Gloria Antonia Almodova (Martinez) was called to her eternal rest on Monday, July 23, 2012. At her passing, she was surrounded by immediate family. Gloria was born on June 13, 1934 in Buena Park, CA. She attended Yuma High School, and worked as a waitress in La Casa Restaurant from 1960 - 1964. She then moved on to own two businesses, Juanita's Restaurant and All Weather Roofing. As a hard worker, she worked as waitress in her restaurant from 1963 - 1969, and worked as a secretary in her own business from 1963 - 2002. She would attend church at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and liked to spend time at beauty shops and nail salons. She will always be remembered for her love of family and how much she cherished the family coming together. She enjoyed cooking, photography, crocheting, plants and flowers, listening to music, and especially her aviary and birds. She and her husband, Joe, shared a passion for dancing. She was a beautiful dancer and they graced many dance floors together up until her final day. Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Jose "Joe" Juan Almodova; daughters; Deborah (Raymond) Lagunas, Lylia (Phil) Mendez, Peacha R. (Jim) Sasser, Charleen C. (Pete) Pedroza, and Raquel L. (Wayne) Preston; sons Joe J. Almodova Jr, and Michael A. Almodova. Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Juan Martinez, mother, Lita S. Martinez, and brother, Charles Martinez. A visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5:00PM - 9:00PM, with a rosary at 7:00PM. Services will be held at Immaculate Conception on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 9:00AM. Her final resting place will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. While words can't express the void the family feels in her passing, they are consoled in God's mercy and compassion. We miss you and will see you again one day. "Please, please don't cry. This is just adios and not goodbye..." - "Spanish Eyes" by Al Martin

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 28, 2012
REMEMBERING

Gloria Antonia Almodova

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Carolyn (Pancrazi) Marquez

July 30, 2012

Dear Almodova family, my deepest condolences to you and your familes. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mother was such a beautiful person!

RAUL MESA

July 30, 2012

To the Almodova Family, Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.On behalf of the Mesa family. Raul C. Mesa

Annabelle Hernandez

July 30, 2012

Dear family and friend Joe John, We send our condolences for the loss of Gloria, fore those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. For as long as there is memory, they will live on in the heart. Joe and Annabelle

Mary F. Flores

July 28, 2012

Almodova family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful mother and loved one. May her soul rest in peace and may your cherished memories of her bring you everlasting peace and comfort! God bless you all.

Dickie Hernandez

July 28, 2012

Joe John, I will miss seeing Gloria's smile at the many functions you both attended. When they say “it takes a village to raise a child” Mrs. A. is one of many that I cherish from my childhood. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

July 27, 2012

Debbie and Family, I will always remember the days that I waited on your mom at Ginger's Dress Shop. She looked good in everything she put on and it was hard for her to decide so she just bought it all! She always had us put plastic bags over everything so your dad would think she was bringing home dry cleaning and not new clothes! Somehow, I don't think he would have minded as much as she thought he would. I will always remember her and the fun I had waiting on her. God bless you all. Juli Tate Peach

Sally Hernandez

July 27, 2012

May the memories and love you shared bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. My thought and prayers are with you.

Becky Leffler (Herrera)

July 27, 2012

Peacha, Lylia, Joe and the rest of the family: My heart goes out to all of you and I'm sending prayers your way.

July 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Almadova family...RIP Gloria, you will be truly missed by all your loved ones and all those who knew you...

Bobbi Roberts

July 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was such a beautiful person and will be in our hearts forever.