Consuelo Reyes Resendez

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Consuelo Reyes Resendez February 27, 1927 – May 30, 2016 Consuelo was born on February 27, 1927 to Dimas and Teofila Gonzalez in Morelia Cointzio Santiago Michoacan Mexico. She was 89 years of age. Consuelo is one of five children to brothers Adolfo Reyes Gonzalez, Ismael Reyes Gonzalez, Maria Refugio Rodriguez, and Sabino Reyes Gonzalez, Consuelo was raised in Cointzio, Mexico, a ranching community outside of Morelia, Mexico. She was the second oldest child in her home. Consuelo immigrated to the United States in the early 1950's to seek better life and to help her family back home. She was a live-in housekeeper for a family in Corpus Christi, Texas. There she met the love of her life Antonio Acuna Resendez at a church dance and they courted until married on December 7, 1957 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Consuelo, her husband Tony, and young son Dimas moved to San Leandro, California in 1959 with her husband's transfer to work at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Alameda, California. The family moved to a new home in the Irvington township in Fremont, California. Consuelo was the loving mother of Dimas Resendez (Barbara) of San Leandro, Alma Schmid (Rick) of Homeland, CA, Celia Goodwin (Thomas) of San Jose, adopted daughter Yvette, Mata Camera, and the late David Resendez and Laura Resendez of Fremont, CA. Grandmother to Adrian Resendez, Thomas Anthony Goodwin, and Christopher John Goodwin. Sister-in-law to Palmira Salazar, Emilia Castillo Zamora, and Rosa Garcia Gomez. A wonderful Tia Chelo to many nieces and nephews in Cointzio Michoacan Mexico, Corpus Christi, Texas, Phoenix Arizona, and the bay área. Consuelo was extremely close to her family, including her younger sister Maria 'Cuca' Rodriguez. She stayed home and raised her children with incredible love and caring. She taught the Christian family values that all of her children carry today. Consuelo adored her her grandchildren Adrian, Tommy, and Christopher, Grandma and Grandpa attended every birthday, soccer match, baseball, and basketball games the boys played in. Consuelo and her family were very active in the Catholic church. The family attended St. Leonard's Catholic parish, then moved to the new parish Santa Paula Catholic Church, and now Our Lady of Guadelupe. Consuelo and her husband were very active in the Guadelupano Society and volunteered for many parish functions. Her Catholic faith was paramount to the family and and played an important role in family values. The children participated in the Catholic Youth Organization as youngsters. Consuelo also volunteered for the Fremont American Little League selling mexican food to raise funds for the youth organization. Consuelo and Tony opened their home on Applewood Street to many relatives who arrived from Mexico, and Texas, Countless of nieces and nephews stayed with the family until they found work and settled into their new life in California. Family and Friends were very imporant to both Consuelo and Tony as they hosted many gatherings in their home. Consuelo touched the lives of her immediate family, relatives, and many, many friends will miss her dearly. She cared not only for her family but the families of others. Consuelo loved to smile, laugh, and enjoyed her life to the fullest.

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  1. Dear family, we share in your sorrow and loss. ” There are no good-byes….we remain in each other’s hearts”.

    We hold fond memories of a wonderful lady. I will miss my visits with her at Kaiser.
    It was my time to “catch-up with family news”.
    You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Rudy and Lydia Martinez

  2. Our hearts are broken with sorrow at your loss of Consuelo. We loved and adored her so much as she led your family since your Father’s passing. Our love and sympathy to Dimas and Barbara, Celia, Thomas, Tommy and Christopher, Tia Cuca, and especially to our beloved daughter-in-law Alma. Alma, you are very precious to us and please know that our arms of love surround you there. May God be close to each one.

  3. My condolences go out to all of you .Tia was a Beautiful Loveable person .I remember living with them back in 1975 for about 4 months enjoyed being there I will allways remember her she had a Heart of Gold. GOD now has another Beautiful Angel .May you RIP Tia Love You Diana

  4. I still remember the loving times we had at your parties when Joaquin and I had the pleasure of sitting and talking to your Mother for hours. What a warm-hearted person she was, she will be missed greatly.

  5. The few times I met “Dave’s Mom” she was so sweet and kind to us perfect strangers. I’m so sorry for you loss, again. Your family has been through so much these past few months. My heart goes out to you all. I take comfort that she and Dave have each other now.

  6. Your Mom was such a kind lady, our prayer for God to comfort you and give you peace. Your Dad was the best coach that our Ray had in Little League and Dave and Dimas friendship was very special to him and to us.

  7. My family and I send our condolences to all of you. We loved your Mom and will miss her very much. She always treated me like family. Love you all.
    Matt and Patty Archuletta

  8. We are honored to have met your mother, a lovely woman and a true matriarch. Our love goes out to your family with the loss of two such important members is so short a time.

  9. Lo siento mucho, que Dios mande paz y consuelo a sus corazones, s ele va a extrañar mucho tia chelo!!

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