Mary Hurtado Perez
August 5, 1929 – July 1, 2018
Resident of Martinez
Our mother was born August 5, 1929 in the town of Aguascalientes, Mexico. She was raised in a small town in Trona, CA and moved with her family to Pittsburg, CA where she met the love of her life Joaquin.
A loving soul, Mary was the epitome of the perfect mother and wife. She dedicated her life to making sure her children were happy and taught us to pray and instilled the love of Jesus in our daily life. Everyone loved her fresh homemade tortillas, and her specialty Mexican dishes. Mom loved to read, crochet blankets for all the family, do word puzzles and she especially loved our visits to Thunder Valley Casino. We are heartbroken that she is no longer with us, but have the assurance that she is with our Lord.
A devoted wife and mother, Mary raised 7 children, Rebecca, (Mel), Richard, Christina, (Juan), Susan, (Raymond), Vivian, (Barry) David, (Jennifer) and Steven. Mom has 13 Grandchildren, Marissa, Maurice, Sarah, Katie, Jason, Damone, Angie, Natalie, Steven, Christofer, James, Zachary and Landon. Five great grandchildren, Malachi, Leilani, Lyla, Giselle, Noemi, Carter and Beau. She is also survived by her brothers, Jess, Mike, Al, Frank, Joe and sisters, Lydia, Lupe, and Ellen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Matilde Hurtado, her husband Joaquin Perez, sisters, Rachel Martin and Alice Tiscareno.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church, 199 Brandon Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA with a reception immediately following at the Church Hall.