It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our 87 yr old mother, Eva Rico Aparicio . She left to be with her family in heaven on Tuesday, May 15, surrounded by her family. We are thankful to our Lord that she is no longer suffering from a lengthy illness which she fought for ten years. Special thanks to Dr. Alexander Meyer, Dr. Carl Constantine and nurses at Santa Paula Hospital and also to all her caregivers.
Eva was born in El Paso, Texas on April 13, 1925 and came to Santa Paula at the age of three. She was a hard worker, working at a very young age in agriculture and instilled the same work ethic in her children. Eva was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, not only caring for her own children but also, for her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and children of family friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She will forever be in our hearts.
Eva is preceded in death by her husband Moises, son Moises, sister Dora Prado, brother Rudy Rico and son-in-law Eddie Bustoz. She is survived by sons, Bobby (Barbara) of Santa Paula, Eddie "Lalo" (Martha) of Oxnard; daughters, Ida Bustoz of Santa Paula, Peggy Aparicio of Santa Paula; grandchildren, Bobby Jr., Lisa (Matt), Jim (Shawna), Michael (Linda), Anthony, Jessie (Suzie), Tommy, Edward Jr., Daniel; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Titina Rico, Connie Castaneda and many nieces , nephews, Godchildren and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 21, at 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Stetler's Mortuary. Rosary will be held on Monday at 7-9 p.m. at St. Sebastian Church, Santa Paula. Funeral services will be on Tuesday May 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St Sebastian Church, Father Pasquale will be the Officiate, Place of burial will be Pierce Brothers, Santa Paula Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria del Angel Stetler Mortuary, 128 s. 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060, 805-525-5595.