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Obituary for Rafaela Bermudez "Maggie" Mercado

Rafaela Bermudez "Maggie"  Mercado
Rafaela (Maggie) Bermudez Mercado

Age 88, passed away Friday March 9, 2018 while residing with her daughter Cathy in Murrieta, CA. Maggie was born on October 2, 1929 in Etiwanda, CA and lived in Ridgecrest, CA prior to Murrieta, CA.

Maggie was married to Pat Mercado from Los Angeles for 67 years, since February 4, 1951. They settled in China Lake, CA where Pat worked at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. They had four children: Danny Mercado who lives in Prescott, AZ and has four children, Matthew, Mario, Ashley and Nickolas; Mary Mercado who lives in Montclair, CA; David Mercado who lives in Alhambra, CA with his father; and Cathy Mercado who lives in Murrieta, CA with husband Kevin and have two children Ben and Colin. Maggie worked as a teacher’s assistant for many years, volunteered as a Pink Lady and at St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was active in her church, St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ridgecrest, volunteering in the Food Pantry and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, long walks and traveling to Marine Corps reunions with her husband. Maggie is also survived by loving sisters: Mary Bermudez and Sally (Bernard) Ancheta; brothers Joe (Rosemary), Manual (Loly), John (Leta) and Ruben Bermudez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, Jose and Hilaria Bermudez; sister, Connie Mejia; and brothers, Joe, Frank and Tony Bermudez.
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