Braulia G. Camarillo "Bea"
Braulia G. Camarillo "Bea", age 71 of Santa Paula, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, at her daughter's home in Simi Valley surrounded by her whole family, after a 5 year battle with Thymus Carcinoma cancer.
Braulia was born to Clemente Garcia & Elizarda Ramos Garcia in Odem, Texas on March 26, 1938. Being raised in McAllen, Texas, as a young woman, she used to work as a waitress at "The Confectionate" for 5 years until she met her husband. Getting married 6 months later at the age of 24 and moved to California. Frequently moving around northern California, she settled in Santa Paula, California in 1967. For the next 10 years, she stayed home to raise her children and in 1977, she became an in-home nurse aide for many elderly citizens in Santa Paula. She loved to spend time caring for those who could no longer take care of themselves and she used to love to hear their stories of life. Throughout her journey of life, she touched so many people with her love, affection and sense of humor. There would never be a dull moment around her. She knew how to make people laugh and to enjoy themselves around her.
Braulia is preceded in death by her mother & father, Clemente & Elizarda Garcia – McAllen, Texas, her brother, Vicente Garcia – Bloomington, Texas, her sister, Maria G. Gutierrez – Wichita, Kansas, her sister, Guadalupe G. Sarmiento – McAllen, Texas.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles D. Camarillo, her 3 daughters, Iris M. Mejia (son-in-law, Jimmy T. Mejia & grandchildren, Robert J. Mejia, Steven P. Mejia & Franky C. Mejia), Isa A. Camarillo (grandchildren, Michelle E. Solis, Ramon R. Romero III, Luis A. Romero (daughter-in-law, Marisela Romero), Aaron J. Qualls & Julian E. Camarillo), Imelda R. Miranda (son-in-law, Francisco C. Miranda, grandchildren, Eddie A. Olney & Richard D. Olney) and a son, Charles R. Camarillo (Melissa Chavez, grandchildren, Samantha R. Camarillo, Melissa M. Camarillo, Kessa S. Chavez, Sylvia Charlisse Camarillo & Charles R. Camarillo Jr.) and 8 great-grandchildren, Elijah Lopez, Samuel Solis, Yazmeen Solis, Isaac Lopez, Isaiah Romero, Delilah Romero, Isaac Romero & Baby girl Olney. Her 2 sisters, Susana Garcia and Margarita Villarreal, 4 brothers, Clemente Garcia Jr., Jesus Garcia, Domingo Garcia & Guillermo Garcia all of McAllen, Texas.
Bea, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Aunt & friend to all who knew her…We love you and will carry your memory with us through our journey of life!
God saw you struggling with pain and whispered in your ear, your time to rest is now, come with me. We had great times while it lasted and wished it could have been longer, we will pray for you every day. Thank you so much for your love & memories grandma, we will miss you!
A Rosary will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 427 N. Oak St., Santa Paula, CA 93060.
Reception information to be announced after mass services.