Maria L. Guedea

Maria L. Guedea

October 1944 – July 2022

Maria Guedea, age 77 of Delhi, passed away on July 17, 2022.  she was born in Mexico and lived in Hayward, Union City, and Ceres before settling in Delhi in 1994.  She married Glafiro Guedea in 1959 until his passing in 1998.   

Maria was at her happiest when everyone came together under one roof to celebrate family, catching up, telling stories, laughing and eating well. 

A walk with Maria through her garden was an education about all the plants and their uses.  Throughout our youth, every child and grandchild was blessed with her warm embrace while sitting upon her ever popular lap, often two at a time. 

As the kids grew up, she continued to be our place to go for comfort, sustenance, and provide safe ground.  

Maria was selfless in the kitchen where no one entered without being treated to her scrumptious and nonstop cooking.  

Maria was forever faithfully devoted to her lifelong love Glafiro.

Maria is survived by her daughter Lidia Ruiz; son Joseph Guedea; daughter Aracely Aranda, daughter Maria Lampi; daughter Gloria Fernandez; son Jon Guedea; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She is also survived by her siblings Leonel Longoria, Rodolfo Longoria, Juan Longoria, Adolfo Longoria, and Lupe Santiago.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022, 10 am at Allen Mortuary with interment to follow at Ceres Memorial Park.

4 Comments

  • Aracely Aranda July 25, 2022 11:29 pm

    She was the the best mom ever , she had so much love to give , everyone that got to know her fell in love with the beautiful person she was ,

  • Joseph Guedea July 27, 2022 11:07 pm

    When we were just children, and we lived in the south west. My mom would wake up in the middle of the night during severe thunderstorms to comfort the youngest of us as we cried out in fear. She would cuddle us, and soon found herself surrounded by us all as we took comfort in her protection. Mom often mentioned that she felt rather special to be surrounded by her children in times of need, and in times of trouble. Mom once shared a dream she had, where in the dream she was this great hen gathering her chicks under her wings to protect them from a coming storm. Who would have ever thought that her wings would encompass so many, and in time grow so fragile. I am grateful to God for have given us a mother such as ours, and although it hurts so much to have lost her. unexpectedly; I know that we need to move forward and carry on as she would have us do; this time knowing that her wings are as the wings of an angel, with the strength of God to support her; her children will always be safe at her side. Mom, I miss and love you dearly; peace be with you always.

  • Joanna E. Albarran-Guedea July 29, 2022 2:51 am

    Maria was the sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I remember meeting her for the very first time and being extremely nervous because Jared and I were going to tell her I was pregnant. I was so nervous that I didn’t know what to say. Than she turned to look at me gave me a big smile and told me dont be nervous we are all friends here. We talked for hours, she made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt the next day. After that it was always a fun time visiting Maria at her home, she would tell me stories about when Jared was younger and how he would sing La Bamba and play his air guitar. I’m grateful for all the memories and I’m going to miss our chats. Rest in peace Maria.

  • Joanna Albarran-Guedea July 29, 2022 2:55 am

    Maria was the sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I remember meeting her for the very first time and being extremely nervous because Jared and I were going to tell her I was pregnant. I was so nervous that I didn’t know what to say. Than she turned to look at me gave me a big smile and told me dont be nervous we are all friends here. We talked for hours, she made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt the next day. After that it was always a fun time visiting Maria at her home, she would tell me stories about when Jared was younger and how he would sing La Bamba and play his air guitar. I’m grateful for all the memories and I’m going to miss our chats. Rest in peace Maria.

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