A Sacred Moment


Maria Dolores "Lolita" Medina

November 20, 1931 - February 25, 2008

Lolita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister & aunt

Maria Dolores "Lolita" Medina, 76, of Seattle, formerly of Othello, died Feb. 25, 2008, in Seattle. Lolita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt Maria was born on Nov. 20, 1931, to Clemente and Maria (Villareal) Martinez, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Jose Medina in 1952.

Maria worked for the Carnation Company in Othello, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Othello and St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Seattle.

Lolita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was loved and respected by all those that surrounded her. She widowed at an early age, and raised and educated four children. During this time her family became her greatest strength and support. She had a special relationship with each of her four children, always letting them know of her special qualities as human beings. She did the same for her numerous nieces and nephews. She was always there for anyone that needed her love and advice. Some of her favorite things in life besides her family were all kinds of flowers, music, spiritual hymns, especially if the hymns were sung by her niece and nephew, Sonia and Rubencito.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband Jose de Jesus Medina in 1966, her parents, two daughters, Maria del Rosario and Dorealia Medin, one son Luciano Medina, and her brothers, Isidoro, Vivano and Marcelino, and sisters: Evangelina Garza and Manuela Pruneda.

She is survived by her four children, Juan Jose' of Seattle, Omar of Wenatchee, Antelia of Seattle, and Mirna of Mission, Texas, her brothers Chon and Julian, both of San Juan, Texas, Manuel of Othello and Ruben Villareal of San Juan, Texas, two sisters Enedina Vela of Nuevo Leon, and Oralia Vela of Moses Lake, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens in Othello. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel.


A Salvo En Casa

Estoy en mi casa el Cielo, mis amados;

Oh, tan contenta y deslumbrante!

Hay perfecto gozo y belleza

En esta luz interminable.

Todo dolor y aflicción ha terminado,

Cada inquietud ha quedado atrás;

Ahora estaré en paz por siempre.

Por fín a salvo en mi casa celestial;

Hijos Míos

Todavía les espera trabajo,

Háganlo ahora, mientras perdure la vida,

En la tierra de Jesús podrán descansar.

Cuando todo ese trabajo sea terminado

El vendrá con cariño a llamarte a su casa celestial;

Oh, el entusiasmo de esa reunión!!

Oh, la alegría de verlos llegar!

Por fín, al lado de mi AMADO!

Safe at Home

I am at my home in heaven my loved ones;

Oh, So very happy and bright!

Here is the beauty and perfection of happiness

In this infinite Light.

All afflictions and pains are gone,

All worries are left back;

Now, I Will be at Peace for ever.

Finally safe in my celestial home;

My Children:

You Still have work awaiting you,

You Need to do it now while you have your life,

For it will be in Jesus' land that you can rest.

When all of that work has been finished.

He will call you and invite you to come to his celestial home;

Oh, the enthusiastic moment of this reunion!!

Oh, the Happiness to see you all coming!

Finally I rest at the side of my Love!

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