Obituary: Socorro E. Villagran


Socorro E. Villagran

April 20, 1927 to November 16, 2017

Socorro Espitia Villagran, 90, of Brawley, CA passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Socorro was born on April 20, 1927 in Brawley, CA.

Socorro married Frank C. Villagran on November 4, 1944 in Fresno, CA. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren, and the many road trip adventures spent with her husband.

Socorro is preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Villagran, grand-daughter Geraldine Villagran, her parents Ascencion adn Maria de la (Luz) Espitia, brothers, Robert, Lino and Amador Espitia, and her sisters, Flora Espitia, Clara Padilla , Helen Castillo.

Socorro Espitia Villagran is survived by her children, Joe Villagran of Bakersfield, Margaret (Albert) Camillo of Brawley, Frank Villagran Jr. of Brawley, Irene (Tino) Flores of Brawley, David (Gloria) Villagran of Brawley, Eva Villagran of El Centro. Socorro is also survived by her siblings, Paul (Linda) Espitia of Delano, Richard (Lucinda) Espitia of Delano, Charles (Eva) Espitia of Delano, Estela Espitia of Delano, Steve Espitia of Wasco, seven-teen grand children, twenty-three great-grand children, five great-great-grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.



Services for Socorro Espitia Villagran will be 6-9:00 p.m, Sunday November 26 at Frye Chapel and Mortuary with rosary to comence at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be at St. Margaret Mary Church at 9:00 a.m. with father Manuel Gutierrez officiating followed by burial at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.