Maria Villa

Maria Villa Maria Villa fought a courageous battle with brain cancer, but sadly passed away at home, with her family by her side, on April 26, 2013. She was 54.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be held May 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church. Graveside service will follow.

Maria was born Dec. 31, 1958, to Luis and Francisca in Ario de Rayon, Michoacán, Mexico. She moved to Ridgecrest in 2001.

She is survived by her parents, Luis Villa and Francisca Ocegueda; son, Jose Villa of Ridgecrest; siblings, Luis Villa and wife Eloina of Ridgecrest, Elisa Pena and husband Cheo of St. Louis, Margarita Godinez and husband Juan of Ridgecrest, Teresa Viveros and husband Kino of Ridgecrest, Jesus Villa and wife Kathy of Ridgecrest, Hugo Villa of Ridgecrest, Victor Villa and wife Martha of Ridgecrest, Francisco Villa and wife Norma of Ridgecrest, Lola Byrne and husband Tim of Ridgecrest, Martha Villa and husband Mauricio Moreno of Mexicali, Pedro Villa and wife Norma of Ridgecrest; and many nieces and nephews.

Maria had a deep passion for life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Submitted by the family of Maria Villa

Story First Published: 2013-05-01