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MARQUEZ, Carmelita Feb. 4, 1927 - Aug. 18, 2016 Age 89 was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles at the age of six months. She lived in Lancaster since 2002, moving there from their retirement home in Basslake. She raised five children in Reseda, Calif., living there 37 years. Carmen not only loved history, she lived it. She was a hard working wife and mother and could crochet a blanket in a night. She loved life and everyone. She is preceded in death by her husband George Marquez, son George Daniel Marquez and daughter Georgina (Gigi) Wantz. Carmen is survived by children: K.D. (Las Vegas), Carmelita Marquez Panko, Lancaster, Calif; Monica M. Stroud, Lancaster, Calif; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and newphews. A small service will be held for immediate family.

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