Virginia “Mom” Delgado peacefully passed away Tuesday March 5, 2019 at the age of 90 surrounded by her family.
Virginia “Mom” was born on January 28, 1929 to Andrea Ortiz Martinez and Thomas Martinez in Watsonville Ca.
Virginia “Mom” was a devoted homemaker. She loved caring for her family and friends, opening her home on holidays to all and making her famous tamales. She enjoyed camping and barbeque gatherings. She cherished cooking and caring for her grandchildren, who they’ve also known as “Mom.” Prior to her illness, she attended Green Valley Christian Church and Harbor Light; she always said to all in need “I will pray for you.” Virginia “Mom” taught us all her homemaking and cooking skills; her delicious meals will be greatly missed, especially her hot off the placá tortillas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Delgado; her sister Jennie Diaz and brother Gene Martinez. She is survived by her daughters, Estella Reyes of Gilroy, Linda Limon, Rita (Vince) Valdez of Freedom and Dora (Stan) Curtis of Castroville; her sister, Lupe (Ruben) Lujan and her brother Ray (Elvie) Martinez and Grace (Henry) Hernandez of Sonora; her two sister in Laws, Dora Reyes and Mary Ramos; and many nieces and nephews in New Mexico; she will be lovingly remembered by her 15 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren who were all her favorites; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:00-9:00 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel located at 609 Main St. in Watsonville. The burial takes place onThursday, March 14, at 11:00 AM at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park located at 127 Hecker Pass Rd. in Watsonville.
A special thanks to Hospice of Santa Cruz, Dr. Marylou Romo Gritzewsky and Dr. Joe Gallagher for all the special care they provided.