Monica C. Barajas obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Monica C. Barajas

April 18, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Mónica Barajas was born on April 18, 1926 in Tendeparacua, Michoacan to Graciano and Julia Cervantes. She married Jesus Barajas on February 14, 1944. They lived between Tendeparacua and Tijuana for a short time with their small family. They moved to Tijuana around 1950 and lived there until they immigrated to the United States in 1971. They had 7 children during their 40 plus years of marriage. Two of their children preceded them in death. Mónica Barajas is survived by her 5 children Francisco, Esperanza, Maria Elena, Guadalupe, and Mario, along with 14 grandchildren and...

Mónica Barajas was born on April 18, 1926 in Tendeparacua, Michoacan to Graciano and Julia Cervantes. She married Jesus Barajas on February 14, 1944. They lived between Tendeparacua and Tijuana for a short time with their small family. They moved to Tijuana around 1950 and lived there until they immigrated to the United States in 1971. They had 7 children during their 40 plus years of marriage. Two of their children preceded them in death. Mónica Barajas is survived by her 5 children Francisco, Esperanza, Maria Elena, Guadalupe, and Mario, along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mamá Mónica or "Tía Mónica", as everyone knew her, never worked outside her home but she maintained her household for over 70 years. She woke up at 4:30 in the morning every day to make fresh "tortillas de harina". Anyone that came to her house would always be invited to have a taco. She loved to care for her family and always kept busy around her home. There was a rare time that you ever saw her sitting except to occasionally watch a novela. She loved to pot plants from clippings and give them away to family and friends. Many of you have her beautiful plants that she transplanted from her hometown.

Our family has gathered for all holidays and special milestones at 2994 Newton Ave since May of 1983. This hub continues to be a symbol of love and unity for our family as it was forged by our Mamá Mónica. Though Mamá Mónica has gone to be with her savior, we all still consider that little house on the corner of Newton and 30th Mamá Mónica's house.