Ma. Guadalupe Nuñez Castañeda was born in Teul, Zacatecas, Mexico on Oct. 11, 1924. Born to Luis Nuñez Sandoval and Ma. Antonia Castañeda Carillo. She lived a complete and fulfilling life, next to her Brothers Dario, Faustino, Maximiano and Sister Carmen. Her life was at times difficult but she always believed that it helped shape her into the strong head of a large family.
As her mother's health deteriorated, she assumed the role of Matriarch and caretaker. She became caretaker of not only her parents but of her siblings as well. She had 4 children of her own: Ma. Ignacia, Marychuy, Guillermo, and Ma. Luisa. She also took Ma. de los Angeles Mercado, her niece, under her wing. The role of Matriarch is one that would stay with her throughout her life.
After her parent's passing, she emigrated to the United States, where she spent 35 years as resident of the South Bay. She would go on to help her children and other family members emigrate to the United States as well. She was always a hardworking woman who worked from the age of 10. Through her numerous jobs here in the U.S., she met many wonderful people who were always willing to extend a helping hand. She always felt as though she lived a blessed life and was thankful for all that God had given to her. She to was a generous and thoughtful woman. She always shared her blessings with others. Lupita (as everyone knew her) passed away on Dec. 18, 2010 at the age of 86, in Los Angeles, Ca. She is survived by her 1 brother, 4 children, 21 granchildren, 64 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. For all her energy and for how positvie and full of life she always was no matter what circumstance presented itself.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The Rosary Service will begin at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday , January 6, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Repast to follow at church hall. Burial will be in Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with the expenses of transporting the body to Mexico.