Lorenza M. Guadiana joined the family angels and our Lord Jesus Christ on Aug. 26, 2019 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was surrounded by her loved ones during her spiritual transition.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Guadiana (2011); daughter, Teresa A. Guadiana (2016); and grandson, Christopher S. Garcia (1996). She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dame; and sons, Ralph Guadiana and Kenneth Guadiana (Toni).
Lorenza was born in the historical copper mining town of Miami, Arizona on July 17, 1935. She married her beloved husband, Ralph Guadiana, on Aug. 7, 1954 and remained committed and in love until his passing in 2011.
They relocated their young family to San Manuel, Arizona in the late 1950s where they raised their children and immersed themselves into the community. She retired after 25 years of service with the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District.
She was a devout Catholic and instrumental in the Southern Arizona Cursillo movement.
She enjoyed bowling, dancing and spending time with her children and many grandchildren. She spent a lifetime instilling values, faith and Guadiana family traditions. She was blessed with a large and loving family including four children, 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Please join us in memory of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Wife and Friend. Services will be held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in San Manuel, AZ on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Viewing will commence at 10 a.m., Rosary at 10:30 a.m. with Mass to follow. Burial services to be held at Valley View Cemetery in Mammoth, AZ.
The family has been assisted with exceptional service by Griffith Mortuary, Kearny, AZ.