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Martha C. Zaragoza -Almanza

d. January 13, 2022

Martha Zaragoza Almanza, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully into the arms of our Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Martha was born in Oxnard on May 15, 1944, to John Soto Zaragoza & Margaret Carbajal. In August 1971, after years of shared love, she married her soulmate Moises Almanza, and together they were blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Martha enjoyed spending time with family, dancing, sharing stories, and telling jokes. She loved gardening and collected butterflies in which she saw God's grandeur. She collected keychains and coffee mugs from various places she traveled to, or her family had traveled to. She also enjoyed shopping at Thrift Stores and finding hidden treasures that she would genuinely appreciate. She loved furry animals, especially her doggy, Yuki. She enjoyed relaxing by solving puzzles and coloring books. Martha was a loving devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother with a gentle, humble & caring spirit. She left behind so many beautiful memories that will be treasured forever. Her unsurpassed strength and positive attitude were a testament to her faith in God. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Zaragoza, sisters Cecelia Morales, Virginia Zaragoza, and brother Edward Zaragoza. She is survived and deeply missed by her loving & devoted husband Moises, Sons Moses Marquez (Theresa), Mark Almanza (Marcin), Andy Almanza (Jacqueline) and daughter Vanessa Van Lieu (Ryan), beloved Grandchildren Moses Marquez Jr, Christopher Marquez, and James Van Lieu. Great grandchildren Christopher Marquez Jr., JD Marquez. She is also survived by Brothers John C. Zaragoza (MaryEllen), David (Rachel), Alex (Grace), Gilbert (Sandi), Danny (Linda), Arthur (Elena), and Sisters Mary, Sally, Alice, and Angelina and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha will be remembered for her beautiful and loving soul, greatly missed by all her family & friends and will always hold a special place in our hearts. She has a higher purpose now, and we will always feel her beautiful spirit in all the memories she has left imprinted in our hearts. "A Message from Heaven" A gentle reminder that we're never far apart, My spirit will live on forever there within your heart. And when you see a Butterfly, here to brighten your day, remember that I'm there with you, and there I'll always stay.
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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Perez Family Funeral Home Chapel

1347 Del Norte Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010

Memorial Service will begin at 11:15 am

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Santa Clara Cemetery

2370 N H St, Oxnard, CA 93036

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