Mary Roth Baeza
Mary Roth Baeza
The name on her birth certificate is Mary Elizabeth Roth … named after the woman who came from Iowa to Roseland, Nebraska, to care for Mary’s father and his two brothers after their mother died in the great flu epidemic of 1918. As was her namesake, our Mary was a most kind, caring, considerate, and capable woman – who also enjoyed life. Her smile lit up a room.
Born in Stockton CA on August 22, 1957, the family soon moved to Sacramento in 1960. She attended Our Lady of the Assumption grammar school and excelled academically … though she was known to have had some fun. From there, it was Loretto High School where she graduated with white gown and roses.
Then ready to see more of the world than her neighborhood had to offer, she moved to San Diego and attended Palomar College, staying with her big sister Meg. In the romantic climate of San Diego, she met the love of her life, Raul Baeza. She moved back to Sacramento and attended Healds School of Business. She and Raul married and eventually had two beautiful daughters, Cristina and Alicia.
While the girls were babies, she held several jobs, but only ones that allowed her to care for the kids as needed. After they entered grammar school, she took a job as a librarian (Media Technician), in various schools in San Juan Unified School District… a job at which she excelled not only because of her excellent organizational skills but also because of her kind and supportive interactions with the young students. A job she held for 31 years.
She was indeed the heart and soul of the extended Roth family, providing hospitality and comfort to siblings, nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews – she loved it. And she was thrilled with the birth of her grandson, Max (Tomasito).
She also made a little time for fun in her life … playing bunco with her gal pals, or traveling with them around the USA, and daring to enjoy the wonders of Central/South America.
Mary had a full and fulfilling life and everyone who knew her was enriched by her presence.
She is survived by her husband Raul; her daughters Cristina & Alicia, her son -in law- Eric, and her grandson Max (Tomasito).
Please join us in celebrating Mary’s Life:
When: December 15, 2023
Location: Our Lady of the Assumption Church (OLA) 5057 Cottage Way Carmichael, CA 95608
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
Reception: following the funeral Mass at St. John’s Hall at OLA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you donate to a charity that reminds you of Mary.