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Theresa Ventura June 29, 1955 - August 23, 2018

June 1955 – August 2018

Our wonderful mother, Theresa Ann Ventura, passed away August 23, 2018.

She was born June 29, 1955 in Turlock, California and was the youngest of three children born to Pete and Billie McKenzie of Stevinson, California.

Theresa graduated from Hilmar High School in 1973 and went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. She enjoyed caring for people.

Theresa is survived by her sister, Glenda, her three children, Vanessa (Bobby), Anthony, and Alisa, and two beloved granddaughters, Aileah and Sophia, and many nieces and nephews.

Our mom was the kindest person one could ever meet. She always treated everyone with respect and loved learning about every person she met. Our mom saw the beauty in everything, the good in everyone and the positive in every negative. She always told us to never take anything for granted, especially family. Her love for chile rellenos and 3 Musketeers candy bars was only surpassed by her love for us.

Mom wouldn’t want anyone to spend their money on her, so in lieu of flowers, we ask that you please honor our mother by paying it forward. Donate to a charity, or do something unexpected and kind for someone in need.

Rest easy, Mom. We will do our best to continue to make you proud.

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  1. Karen Markum' says

    Vanessa, Anthony and Alisa, I will cherish the sweet memories of your beloved mother. She was so kind, sweet and happy! She loved every one she met. She loved all of you with all her heart and soul. I still can’t believe she’s gone but she’ll never be forgotten! She was so proud of all her children and grandchildren. I loved your mom dearly! RIP “T” and I’ll see you again. If you need anything please let me know. I love you all so much!~karen

  2. Linda skains says

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Cory Moden says

    The distance in our families living far away from each other kept us from being very close but I remember a sweet and funny woman who looked after so many others before doing anything for herself. I can hear your voice still saying “hi baby” anytime we’d talk. We all miss you Aunt Theresa. I love you Aunt T.

  4. Ray and Mary koehn says

    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She loved you kids so much. I truly enjoyed T, the times we spent talking and she always talked so well of her family. I have missed all of you so much.hugs and love to all of you

  5. Mandie Onate says

    Vanessa, Anthony & Alisa,
    My deepest condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of your precious mother. No words can take away the pain we feel when losing a loved one, but knowing that the person you lost was loved by so many people and made such an impact in the lives she touched is something that is irreplaceable. Your mom was such a sweet lady, I remember her smile (I can remember the cute dimples when she would smile) and always had a twinkle in her eye. Cherish the memories you have of her, they will get you through tough times. Love you all and please let me know if there is anything we can do for you, even if it’s just lending an ear to talk to or a shoulder to cry on. I know the pain of losing a parent way too soon, lean on each other for strength. ❤️

  6. Leah says

    She had so many babes ! She called everyone baby ! The touch of her hand was very pleasing !!

  7. Judy Butler says

    I have so many wonderful memories of you and the kids that I will always hold close to my heart. You always seen the good in everybody. Love you always T R.I.P. my friend.

  8. Chandra says

    I remember T as such a huge part of my younger life. Babysitting for fireman’s balls, for nights out, any day or time, spending several summers with the family to babysit. Family bbqs, nights at the park, soooo many memories. (Alisa, do u remember the popcorn kernel?? Maybe not, you were only a few years old 😉 ) T, you will be sorely missed, you’ve left a mark on every heart you’ve touched, including mine since I was a young child. I love you. Vanessa, Alisa, Anthony if there is anything I can do let me know even if it’s just remembering old times like the horses, or “dog”, or the popcorn kernel 😉 love to all of you, and her memory will love on. In all of you and all of us

  9. Michelle Thompson says

    I have so many memories with my dear friend. I was glad i got to visit her and laugh about old times. She had a heart of gold, but dont mess with her kids or you woukd see a side rarely seen. Love you T. Love to all of you kids

  10. Jessica Kowtko says

    Vanessa, I’m very sorry for the passing of your mom. I really didn’t know your mother but this I do know. She raised beautiful kids, so respectful and kind. She must be so proud of the adults you have become. Hold all your memories close to your heart. Love you guys and again sorry for your loss.

  11. Sharon Palmer says

    I remember her so well she was a great Comfort and help when our son got cancer I will always remember her love and support. RIP Tee

  12. Faith Eskue says

    Dear Ventura Family, I am so happy to have known your sweet mother. She had so many caring qualities and was always such a good friend to Jodie.
    Please know that I’m sending hugs and all my love to your family.
    She was such a good person and loving mother . We will all remember and miss her. ❤️ I loved that she called me mom

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