MANRIQUEZ, Simona Orosco
November 21, 2013 6:01 AM
84, Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother went home to be with the Lord. She passed away Saturday November 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Simona was born February 18, 1929 in Austin, Texas to Yldefonso Orosco & Francisca Sanchez Orosco. The Family moved from Texas to Michigan then to California where they settled in Goleta in the 40's.
Simona later worked at the Goleta Lemon Association where she met the love of her life Luis G. Manriquez. They married May 9, 1953 at St. Raphael's Church in Goleta and were blessed with 60 years of Marriage. Simona had a good life; her greatest moments and joys were being with her family who she was totally devoted to. She loved to Cook, Crochet, Sew, and work on different kinds of puzzles and watch her TV Novelas. She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of Saint Raphael's Parish where she was a Rosary Maker and Altar Cleaner.
She was predeceased by her Parents, Brothers Carlos Reyes, Paulino and Raymond Orosco. Sisters Marcela Muñoz, and Josefina Llamas, and Grandson Jesus Angel Reyes. Survivors include her husband Luis G. Manriquez, Son Luis Manriquez Jr (Ruby), Daughters Susie Reyes (Frank), Sylvia Manriquez (Miguel), & Laura Lopez (David). 21 Grandchildren: Brian (Cerrie), Jessica, Vincent, Frankie, Sarah, Vanessa (JR), Veronica, Elena (Zach), Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Elias, Selina, Richard, Elyanna, Cheyenne, Anthony, Audrianna, Alexis, Kylie & Matthew. 6 Great- Grandchildren: Kiera, Christopher, Marissa, Sienna, Melina & Luke. Two Sisters: Dominga Llamas & Guillerma Cornejo and a Brother: Jesus Orosco and Many Nieces and Nephews and cousins.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013 the Viewing will be 12 noon - 5pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider in Goleta and at 7pm The Rosary at St. Raphael's Church.