Bertina Escobar
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Services have been conducted for Bertina Escobar, 78, a longtime Tracy resident, who died Saturday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

Mrs. Escobar, a native of Mexico, was born Sept. 19, 1935 in Janamuato, Michoacan. She had lived in Tracy 51 years and worked 20 years as a sorter for Triple E Packing of Tracy.

She was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and a regular at bingo games and activities at Lolly Hansen Senior Center.

Survivors include six children, Mario Roa, and his wife, Carmen, Guadalupe Valenzuela, and her husband, Manuel, and Gabriel Roa, all of Los Angeles, Francisco Villanueva, and his wife, Allison, of Stockton, Margarita Macias, and her husband, Daniel, of Modesto and Leticia Mendoza, and her fiancé, Eddie Ruiz, of Tracy; and 16 grandchildren.

Also surviving are five siblings, Augustine Villanueva of Texas, Bernardina Ramirez of Tracy, Pablo Villanueva of Stockton and Antonio Villanueva, and his wife, Mikaela, and Jorge Villanueva, and his wife, Norma, all of Tijuana, Mexico.

Preceding her in death was her husband of three years, Maximiliano Escobar, who died in 1990.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday at St. Bernard’s, followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation was observed Wednesday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.

Contributions in Mrs. Escobar’s name may be sent to Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St., Tracy, CA 95376.

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