Maria Guadalupe Farias passed away on March 2, 2021. She was 76. Maria was born on February 4, 1945 in Coalcoman, Michoacan, Mexico to Gregorio Ramirez and Estefania Sanchez. At 17, she was married to her husband (50 years), Ignacio Farias Sr. At the age of 19, she moved to Watsonville and found work as a strawberry picker. At age 20, she began to raise her family. She was a great cook and enjoyed going to church on the weekends. After 40 years, she retired at age 56. She helped her children raise her grandkids, and loved being around family. Maria was a grateful person who appreciated her life. In her free time, she liked to watch her novelas and sow.
Maria is preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. She is survived by 3 sisters, 1 brother, 4 children; Javier Farias(Yesenia), Angelica Farias, Ignacio Faria Jr. (Lilia), Zenaida Farias (Ricardo Gutierrez), 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and numerous others. A visitation will be held on Thurs. March 25, 2021 from 5-9 pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. Mass will be held on Fri. March 26, 2021 at 11 am at Assumption. Burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
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