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Matilde L. Pineda
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Matilde Lopez Pineda, 97, passed away peacefully April 4, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Shafter, CA.
She was born February 24, 1921 in Lerdo, Durango, Mexico. Matilde was the fourth of nine children born to Ascencion and Maria Lopez. At the age of 2, she and her family immigrated to the United States and ultimately settled in Shafter, CA.
Matilde married the love of her life, Charlie Pineda, on January 1, 1943. They remained in Shafter, CA where they raised their 7 children. For 31 years she worked as an Instructional Assistant and Translator for the Richland School District and was also very proud of the time she spent in her earlier years working in farm labor alongside her family.
Above all, her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family whom she adored. Matilde was known for sewing one of a kind garments and cooking large batches of her delicious homemade Mexican rice. She was also a founding member of St. Therese Guadalupano Society and an active member in St. Therese Church. She had a deep love for the Mexican Colony, where she was an activist in improving the quality of life for everyone in the colony and remained there until her death.
She leaves behind her 7 children, Charlie Pineda, Bill (Frances) Pineda, Phillip Pineda, Lillian (Bert) Alvear, Nora Pineda, Marianne (Ruben) Padilla, and Christine (David) Farelas. She is survived by 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She reunites in heaven with her husband Charlie and her grandson Carlos Pineda. She is survived by her brother Lucio Lopez
The Holy Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Therese Church with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Mass will be held Tuesday, April 10th 2018 at 10am
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Lopez Family Community Scholarship Foundation, 6403 Chattanooga Dr. Bkfld, CA 93312, as Matilde believed education to be a powerful tool and often encouraged family and friends to pursue their dreams through education.
Her children are eternally grateful for the spiritual influence she provided and will forever live by her motto, “Keep your faith.”


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Visitation

Monday

9

Apr

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Therese's Catholic Church

300 West Lerdo Highway
Shafter, CA 93263

rosary

Monday

9

Apr

6:30 PM
St. Therese's Catholic Church

300 West Lerdo Highway
Shafter, CA 93263

Service

Tuesday

10

Apr

10:00 AM
St. Therese's Catholic Church

300 West Lerdo Highway
Shafter, CA 93263

Graveside

Tuesday

10

Apr

11:00 AM
Shafter Memorial Park

18662 Santa Fe Way
Shafter, CA 93263

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Shafter Memorial Park

18662 Santa Fe Way
Shafter, CA 93263

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