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December 14, 1945 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Maria Guadalupe Ochoa, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on November 13, 2023, in Modesto, California at the age of 77. Born on December 12, 1945, in Mexicali, Mexico, Maria leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and devotion that will continue to inspire all who were blessed to know her.
Maria is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Carlos Ochoa. She is also mourned by her children: Rick Ochoa and his wife Nicole, Norma Ochoa, and Martha Ochoa Atherton and her husband Wes . Maria was a proud grandmother to Justin, Andrew, Grace, Jaxyn, Jake, and Isabella Ochoa, Vanessa Diaz Schneider, Stephen Diaz, Michael Pearsall, and David Pearsall. She also leaves behind two cherished great-grandchildren, Yiara Ochoa and Rayna Diaz. In addition, Maria is survived by her siblings: Elia Perry, Jose Leon, Maria Sanchez, and Reynaldo Perez Jr. She now joins her son, Carlos Jr., in eternal peace.
In 1962, Maria immigrated to the United States and settled in Escalon, California before calling Manteca home . She worked at Eckert Cold Storage before becoming a beloved yard duty at Manteca Unified School District, where she was cherished by the students for her nurturing and warm nature. Maria was known for her gentle spirit, soft-spoken demeanor, and unwavering love for her family and faith.
Maria's Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe were central to her life, and she found solace in her prayers. She took great pride in her family, especially her grandchildren, and found joy in supporting and celebrating their accomplishments.
Maria will always be remembered for the love she shared so generously and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched, and her legacy of love and kindness will continue to inspire future generations.