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Olga R. Calderon September 29, 1934 - July 17, 2022

September 1934 ~ July 2022

Olga Rosalba Calderon took her place in Heaven on July 16, 2022. She was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico on September 29, 1934, to Maria de Jesus Peralta de Rodriguez and Aurelio Rodriguez Diaz. She was the middle sibling of Ana Hernandez and Oscar Rodriguez. She studied at the Colegio de Sinaloa.

In 1961 she left Mexico to help her sister, Ana Hernandez, with her growing family in San Jose, CA. Olga made many friends in her English classes while in San Jose, and often they went dancing. Always stylish and elegant, Olga caught the eye of Joseph Louis Calderon. Joe appreciated Olga’s beauty, intelligence, and class, and together they enjoyed drives to the coast and the mountains of CA, attending the San Jose Speedway races, and dancing their way to marriage in 1965.

Their first home was on Midpine Ave. in San Jose, CA where they had three children: Joseph, 1967, Clarissa, 1968, and Edward, 1971. Olga was a wonderful storyteller and everyone enjoyed listening to her stories about her life experiences. While Joe worked as a  welder and trouble shooter for Westinghouse, Olga ran the household and worked part time at Tri Valley Cannery. In 1975, the Calderon family moved to Hughson, CA, to a home on Pioneer Rd. Joe took up farming their own grapes and alfalfa, and Olga took a job at Keyes Grammar School as an instructional aide and translator. Olga also worked at Tri Valley Cannery and made many friends there.

Olga’s most important job was being a mother. Breakfast and dinner were always on the table and the laundry and house were taken care of. Olga also was a fabulous cook and beautiful all the while. Olga did everything with patience, grace, style, and most of all, lots of love. Olga retired upon the arrival of her beloved grandchildren and she put all her heart into being a grandmother, watching the children daily starting with Ashley and Brice, and continuing with Michael and Dominic. Olga was as dedicated a grandmother as she was a mother; caring for and serving her family in love.

In all of these years, Olga continued to enjoy dances with Joe, which kept them both happy and healthy. Olga and her older sister, Ana, were incredibly close and supported one another throughout her lifetime. Family was always everything and to Olga’s family, she was the rock, the faith, and the heart. She was everything a mother, wife, and grandmother could be. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her sister Ana Hernandez, her brother Oscar Rodriguez, her husband Joseph Calderon, her three children Joseph Calderon, Clarissa Long (Dexter Long) Edward Calderon as well as her four grandchildren, Ashley Long, Brice Long, Michael Long and Dominic Long.

Viewing will be at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Friday, July 29th from 4-6p.m. with the rosary to begin at 6:00p.m. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10a.m. with interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

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  1. Nilda Pinheiro says

    Sorry for the loss of your mom. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow

  2. Tia Dias says

    A beautiful smile, a genuine “Hello, how are you,” in a lovely voice, kindness, warmth, and a solid hug every time…Olga was a true diamond. I knew her as Joey and Clarissa and Edward’s mom, sweet, beautiful, and that smile. I knew her working at Keyes School; supportive, hard-working, and solid…with that smile of reassurance. I watched her as a grandmother; doting and so in love with all four of her grandchildren. She was like a second mom to them. Olga was the rock of her family, the heart, the motivation, the belief in her family. She held high expectations, and she modeled the same. Olga had style and class. She also loved a good story, and she could get you to laugh when she’d ‘tell it how it is’ without restraint when it suited the moment. She was wise, and you couldn’t get much past her. She was the epitome of a loving mom. I lived Olga, I think everyone loved her. How could you not? Her leaving is breaking many hearts, but the love she lived will also help them heal and carry on. Good night, sweet Olga.

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