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Funeral Home San Jose Funeral Home (Eastside)
Margarita Talamantes beloved mom and grandma passed away on Sunday, June 21st, 2020 at the age of 79.
Margarita Talamantes was born on June 10, 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was born to Manuel Estrada and Eloisa Cruz. Margarita worked as a Quality Inspector for many years. Margarita raised 4 amazing children; Victor, Lorie, Yolie and Marty. In addition to raising her own children, she was more than willing to care and assist in raising her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Crystal, Mauricio, Marc, Marty, Alexis, Alejandro, Noah and Ezra.
Margarita was known for her infectious good attitude, always happy and laughing, her generosity and her healthy obsession to feed anyone that would enter her doors. Margarita was a incredibly hard worker and committed entirely to her family each and every day. Margarita was a friend to so many that have become close enough to call her Mom And Grandma.
Margarita helped raise multiple generations of children. From her kids to her grandchildren, she was always involved in our lives. How many times was she at the hospital when a new family member entered our family. She would be the first person there and the last person to leave. Always cared about us from the beginning until the day she left us. Nothing brought her more happiness like taking care of her little ones. Always willing and ready to babysit at a moments whim. It was like being around her grandkids made her feel young again. She would smile from ear to ear. Of course in a typical grandma way, there was always some sort of sweets involved.
Second thing she loved to do more than anything was cook for us. She made meals worthy of feeding an entire neighborhood with her famous cheesy potatoes, charro beans and everything in between. Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham and extra refried beans will never be the same again without your touch. We will miss the gatherings at your house for our cookouts. Raising our plates over one another and trying to scoot from the kitchen to the dining table will be greatly missed. Summers in the shade under “big poppa” sharing stories or jokes were the best days. Thank you for opening your house to us and letting us create memories. Little did we know you were teaching us an important lesson. That in life, all that really matters are the simple things. Enjoy the time with family and friends, share meals and conversations as often as possible. Be happy around loved ones and most importantly end every meal with something sweet.
Margarita, although it’s too late and we were not able tell you this. We love you and we will miss you so much! We are so sad and hurt that we can no longer share time together. We all vow to make it our mission to model your character into our lives and carry your traditions of practicing selflessness, always caring, being strong and humble everyday. We won’t take for granted another day. We promise to make everyday count and make it meaningful. Always share kind stories and promote love and the importance of family/friends. The days have been rough we’re not willing to accept your passing just yet. The holidays are going to be so hard without you here and all your yummy home cooking. We will share all our moments, stories and make jokes because that’s what you would have wanted. Thank you for everything you have done for us. We love you, we will never forget you and till we meet again.
Preceding the death of her Parents, Youngest Daughter, Yolanda Talamantes and Cousin Raquel M. Cruz. Survived by children Victor, Lorie and Martin(Karla). Grandchildren Crystal (Jaime), Mauricio, Marc, Marty, Alexis and Alejandro. Great grandchildren Noah and Ezra. Sisters Blanca Gagas and Nelly Reyna.
Due to the pandemic, a private family service will be held…a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.