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In Memory of

Emily Cervantes

March 12, 1919 - July 30, 2017

Obituary


Emily "Molly" Cervantes was born on March 12, 1919 and passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on July 30, 2017 in Modesto, California surrounded by family.
Emily lived in Merced, California for 96 years and the past two years she lived in Modesto, California with her son Frank and daughter-in-law, Leslie.
Emily worked for Merced High School in the cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed her baking responsibilities and loved interacting with the students. She also enjoyed spending her time with family and friends.
Emily was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Women's...

Emily "Molly" Cervantes was born on March 12, 1919 and passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on July 30, 2017 in Modesto, California surrounded by family.
Emily lived in Merced, California for 96 years and the past two years she lived in Modesto, California with her son Frank and daughter-in-law, Leslie.
Emily worked for Merced High School in the cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed her baking responsibilities and loved interacting with the students. She also enjoyed spending her time with family and friends.
Emily was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Women's Italian Catholic Federation, Merced Elks Lodge and Old Times of Merced County.
She married the love of her life, Michael, in 1938 and was married for 58 years before he passed in 1996.
Emily is preceded in death by her parents, Miguel and Luz Peguero, brothers, Mike, Nash and Alfred Peguero as well as her sisters, Madeline Soto and Rose Romo.
She is survived by her children, Michael Cervantes (Delores) of Merced, Rosalie Hernandez (Jesse) of Merced, Frank Cervantes (Leslie) of Modesto and Dennis Cervantes (Nancy) of Modesto as well as 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with Vigil Service with Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street, Merced, California 95341. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Parish located at 671 W Yosemite Ave, Merced, California 95340 with interment to follow at Evergreen Funeral Home & Memorial Park located at 1480 B Street, Merced, California 95341.
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Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.