Maria Soledad Armendariz

December 16, 1932 - January 27, 2024
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Maria Soledad Armendariz

Maria Soledad Armendariz, 91, of Sacramento, CA, passed away on the beautiful sunny morning of January 27, 2024 from natural causes following her 10 year journey with dementia.

Maria was born on December 16, 1932 to Agustina and Trinidad in Zacatecas, Mexico. Never attending school, instead she started working at the young age of 8 years to help contribute to her struggling family income.

She began working in El Paso, Texas in her 20s as a housekeeper for a wealthy family. There, she met her future husband and married him at 27 years. They went on to have seven children. In the year 1978, the couple divorced. Ten years later, Maria moved to Sacramento, CA with her youngest children.

Maria was a vibrant and warm soul who was everyone’s safe place. She was very strong-willed, independent, and resourceful. She was the glue of her family, and everyone knew they always had a warm plate of food awaiting them in her home. She was everyone’s mother, as she played a huge role in raising both her children and grandchildren alike. She was selfless and her biggest stress in life was ensuring that all of her grandchildren felt equally special and loved. Maria’s essence was like a warm hug, her energy was like a sunny day. She left behind an incredible legacy, and everyone will always remember what it felt like to be loved by her.

Maria was predeceased by her son, Rosendo. She is survived by her children Esther, Rafael, Teresa, Gloria, Antonio, and Sylvia, her sister Adela, as well as many of her nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests your donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org in memorial of Maria.

Memorial Mass

Friday, February 23, 2024
2:00 PM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Committal service

Friday, February 23, 2024
3:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cemetery
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820