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Rita Dolores Escarcega
A funeral service was helld Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home Heritage Chapel for Rita Dolores Escarcega, 75, of Ceres. She died March 9. 2010 surrounded by her loved ones.

Born May 21, 1934 in Riverbank to Eberto and Manuela Rodriguez, Rita was a resident of Ceres for over 50 years.

She leaves behind her husband, Raymundo Escarcega of Ceres; her children, John Escarcega of Modesto, Danny Escarcega, Larry Escarcega of Ceres, Anna of Stockton; her brother, Salvadore Alcala; seven sisters, Mary Chavez, Nora Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Antonia Mendez, Carmen Galaz, Lucy Roan and Tommie Lucero; and 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Jessie Escarcega, father, Eberto Rodriguez, mother Manuela Rodriguez, sister Mary Louise Esparza and brothers Peter Rodriguez, Augustine Rodriguez and John Mata.

-Ceres Courier /March 17, 2010