Maria Cortez

Obituary of Maria C. Cortez

Maria C. Cortez passed away in Salinas, Ca on April 25, 2020.  She was 94 years old.  Maria was born in Ahuijullo, Jalisco, Mexico on February 2, 1926 to Jesus Cabadas and Refujia Baca.  She has lived here in Salinas for 84 years.  

Maria was a hardworking woman, a loving and caring mother, and a devout Catholic.  She loved hosting large family gatherings and cooking for the entire family.  She would always share her food with her neighbors and was very giving in general.  She enjoyed knitting and sewing and really loved attending Mass.  She was a parishioner at St. Mary's and was always the first person at the church so she could spend time praying for everyone before Mass.  

Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Cortez.  She is survived by 6 daughters: Graciels Moreno of LA, Irma Chaves of Salinas, Reina Baca of Watsonville, Edelmira Cortez of Salinas, Maria Mendoza of Salinas, Anabel Cortez of Salinas, and 1 son, Francisco Cortez of Watsonville.  She is also survived by her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many other family and friends.  

She will be laid to rest with her husband at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas, 

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