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Manuela C. Medina

August 13, 1939 - September 4, 2017

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Manuela Cervantes Medina
August 13, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Manuela C. Medina was born to Raymundo and Felicitas (Martinez) Cervantes in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico.
Manuela loved her beloved hometown of Teocaltiche. She was a fun loving spirit who enjoyed joking around, laughing and living life to the fullest. Manuela loved cooking and would sing as often as she could and play her guitar. No one was ever a stranger and she treated everyone as a long lost friend.
Manuela was a teacher and taught as a substitute teacher in the...

Manuela Cervantes Medina
August 13, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Manuela C. Medina was born to Raymundo and Felicitas (Martinez) Cervantes in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico.
Manuela loved her beloved hometown of Teocaltiche. She was a fun loving spirit who enjoyed joking around, laughing and living life to the fullest. Manuela loved cooking and would sing as often as she could and play her guitar. No one was ever a stranger and she treated everyone as a long lost friend.
Manuela was a teacher and taught as a substitute teacher in the underlying communities of Guadalajara. During a school break, her older brother convinced her to visit him in Mexicali, Baja California. During her stay in Mexicali she was introduced to Jose Jesus Medina, they fell in love and were married on November 28, 1964.
In 1969 they immigrated to the United States with three children and they settled in the town of Redbanks, CA before making Woodlake their permanent home. In the early years, Manuela worked with her husband as a farm laborer; and later found work as a fruit packer for Sun Pacific. She was a member of St Frances Cabrini Church and attended Mass every Sunday with guitar in hand. The church had no choir, so Manuela played her guitar and sang the hymns. She had a beautiful and amazing voice and everyone loved to listen to her singing. All parishioners shared with Manuela that they looked forward to hear her sing in church on Sundays.
Manuela is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Jesus Medina. She will be dearly remembered by her daughter, Floripex (Robert) Medina-Alvillar, and her four sons, Ramon (Suzie Sanchez) Medina, Adrian (Michelle) Medina, David Medina and Christobal Medina, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel 134 N. Cypress St., Woodlake from 4pm-8pm with Rosary at 6pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 198 N. Pepper St., Woodlake at 9am followed by Interment at Woodlake Public Cemetery.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millermemorialchapel.com.