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MARIA CORTES RAZO

May 12, 1948 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

MARIA RAZO Obituary

Maria Cortes Razo, age 75, loving mother of four, and wife to husband Nicolas Gonzalez Razo,
passed away in her home with her husband and two daughters by her side on March 10, 2024
after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Maria was born on a ranch called El Refugio de
Cortes near Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato in Mexico on May 12, 1948 to Ramon Cortes and
Marina Saenz. Maria was the youngest child and joined her brothers and sisters - Ramona,
Manuel, Tomas, Ines, and Jesus.
Maria married Nicolas Razo on July 24, 1976 at the age of 29 and within a few months they
moved to Orange County, California, where they lived until 1990 when they moved to Riverside,
California and have lived in the same home ever since. Maria and Nicolas had four children
together: Maria (Chela), Nicolas (Nico), Mercedes (Meche) and Moises (Moi).
As a young child, Maria was kind and loved to play with dolls that her mom beautifully
handcrafted out of corn husks and fabric scraps. Her favorite holiday was Easter and before her
grandchildren were born, she would host egg hunts in their beautiful garden for neighborhood
children just to see the joy in their faces. She loved to feed everyone (yes everyone!) and she was
such a great cook. She also loved to garden and could propagate nearly any plant. She was also
great at sewing and took great pride in sewing beautiful dresses for our school dances and our
halloween costumes. And to stay fit, she loved to walk, so much so that she never got her
driver’s license. Maria adored her family and her life revolved around making them feel loved
and happy. We felt her love…always!
Our mom was the strongest and kindest woman. She fought an 8 year battle with cancer with
no complaints, even through numerous surgeries, chemo, and radiation...she kept pushing
through with a smile and sense of humor, and still thought of others. Even in the hospital, she
still made us laugh and made friends and talked to everyone she met. We always said that she
never met a stranger. Even though she was very outgoing and friendly, my mom was very
private and only a handful of people knew that she had cancer...she didn't want to worry
anyone...and so we respected her wishes and didn't share her struggles. She never gave up on
her faith even through her pain.
Our mom was a truly special person who positively touched everyone she met with a great sense
of humor and lightheartedness. We have no doubt that our mom has a special place in heaven
with our brother and her parents and brothers and sister. There are no words to describe how
deeply she will be missed, but she leaves footprints of herself in our hearts and we know that her
kindness, compassion and love will live on through not only her family, but her friends as well.
We will love like Tita!

Maria is survived by her husband, Nicolas Gonzalez Razo; two sisters: Inez Urbieta & Jesus
Fuentes; three children, Maria Razo, Nicolas Razo & Mercedes Razo; seven grandchildren (she
was their Tita): Bella Dale, Benjamin Dale, Marina Hefner, Carolina Hefner, Emilia Hefner, Julia Hefner & Arthur Hefner; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 4-8 pm in Akes Family Funeral Home's "Chapel Of The Chimes" Riverside, Ca., with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 pm

Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 10 am at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Riverside, Ca.

Burial will be at Olivewood Memorial Park at 11:30 am.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, Ca.

©copyright 2024 Akes Family Funeral Homes

 

Maria Cortes Razo, 75 años, amorosa madre de cuatro y esposa a Nicolas Gonzalez Razo,
fallecio en su casa con su marido y dos hijas a su lado el 10 de Marzo del 2024 después de
una valiente batalla contra el cáncer de colon. Maria nació en un rancho llamado El Refugio
de Cortes cerca de Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato en Mexico el 12 de Mayo del 1948 hija de
Ramon Cortes y Marina Saenz. Maria era la hija menor y se unió a sus hermanos-
Ramona, Tomas, Manuel, Inez y Jesus.
Maria se caśo con Nicolas Razo el 24 de Julio del 1976 a la edad de 29 años y a los pocos
meses se mudaron al condado de Orange, California, donde vivieron hasta 1990 cuando se
mudaron a Riverside y han vivido en la misma casa desde entonces. Maria y Nicolas
tuvieron cuatro hijos juntos: Maria (Chela), Nicolas (Nico), Mercedes (Meche), y Moises
(Moi).
Cuando era niña, Maria era cariñosa y le encantaba jugar con muñecas que su mamá
confeccionaba bellamente a mano con hojas de maiz y restos de tela. Su favorito dia de
fiesta era la Pascua y antes de que nacieran sus nietos, organizaba búsquedas de huevos
en su jardin para los niños del vecindario solo para ver la alegria en sus caras. Maria le
encantaba cocinar para todos (¡si a todos!) y era una gran cocinera. Tambien le encantaba
jardinear y podia reproducir casi cualquier planta. Ella era una gran costurera y le daba
orgullo coser hermosos vestidos para los bailes de nuesta escuela y disfraces de
halloween. Para mantenerse en forma le encantaba caminar, tanto que nunca obtuvo su
licencia de conducir. Maria adoraba a su familia y su vida giraba en torno a hacernos sentir
amados y felices. Sentimos su amor…¡siempre!
Nuestra mamá era la mujer más fuerte y amable. Lucho una batalla de ocho años contra el
cáncer sin quejarse, incluso a través de numeras cirugias, quimioterapia y
radiación…siguió adelante con una sonrisa y sentido del humor, y todavia pensaba en los
demás. Incluso en el hospital, todavia nos hacia reir, hacia amigos y hablaba con todos los
que conocia. Siempre dijimos que ella nunca conocio a un extraño. Aunque era extrovertida
y amigable, nuestra madre era muy reservada y solo unas pocas personas sabian que
tenia cáncer…ella nunca queria preocupar a nadie…asi que respetamos sus deseos y no
compartimos sus luchas. Maria nunca renunció a su fe ni siquiera a traves del dolor.
Nuestra madre era una persona verdaderamente especial que conmovia positivamenta a
todos los que conocia con un gran sentido del humor y alegria. No tenemos dudas de que
nuestra mamá tiene un lugar especial en el cielo con nuestro hermano, sus padres y
hermanos. No hay palabras para describir lo profundamente que la extrañaremos, pero ella
deja huellas en nuestros corazones y sabemos que su benevolencia, compasion y amor

vivirán no solo a través de su familia sino tambien de sus amigos. Nosotros amaramos
como Tita.
Maria es sobrevivida por su marido, Nicolas Gonzalez Razo; dos hermanas Inez Urbieta y
Jesus Fuentes; tres hijos: Maria Razo, Nicolas Razo y Mercedes Razo; siete nietos (ella
era su Tita): Bella Dale, Benjamin Dale, Marina Hefner, Carolina Hefner, Emilia Hefner, Julia
Hefner y Arthur Hefner; y muchas queridas sobrinas y sobrinos.

El velorio será el miércoles 3 de abril de 2024 de 4 a 8 p. m. en la "Capilla de las Campanas" de Akes Family Funeral Home en Riverside, Ca., con el rezo del Santo Rosario a las 6 p. m. El funeral será el jueves 4 de abril de 2024 a las 10 am en la iglesia católica St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Ca. El entierro será en Olivewood Memorial Park a las 11:30 am. Arreglos confiados al cuidado de Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, Ca. ©copyright 2024 Funerarias de la familia Akes

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Akes Family Funeral Home
9695 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503-3645

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

6:00 PM
Akes Family Funeral Home
9695 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503-3645

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
April 4, 2024

10:00 AM
St Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church (Riverside, California, Riverside National Cemetery)

Graveside Service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

11:30 AM
Olivewood Memorial Park
3300 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

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