Domitila went home to our Lord and Savior on December 29, 2017, at the age of 94.
She was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico on September 6, 1923. She worked in the prune orchards and vineyards of Brawley, Live Oakarysville and the Napa Valley. She was also employed as a domesticanny for the Sullivan Family in Yuba City in the 1940s.
She eventually met her husband, Rafael Rodriguez, and they married in May of 1956. They had two daughters, Susanna & Laura, and she also became a step-mother to Esther & Ralph.
Once married, she devoted her life to her family & took great joy in baking, cooking and gardening. No one could bake a better pie crust! She was a parishioner of St. Helena Catholic Church.
Her gentle warmth and kindness will be greatly missed by family & friends.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Rafael, daughters Susanna Crowe (Karl), Laura Burns (Russ), Esther Butler, Ralph Rodriguez (Betty), 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren & 5 great-great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on January 11 at 7:30PM.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on January 12 at 11AM. Internment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please go to the following link to be take directly to Tila’s page: http://act.alz.org/goto/tilarodriguez.