Ms. Souza was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Wyandotte, Mich., and graduated from Livermore High School and a Hayward cosmetology school. She had worked at Walmart in Tracy before retiring in 2007. In retirement, she volunteered at the Livermore veterans hospital.
Survivors include her fiancé of three years, Ronald Dubbs of Tracy; a daughter, Reneé Souza Chastain of Tracy; a son-in-law, Timothy Johnson Sr.; a sister, Bette Moore of Sarasote, Fla.; two brothers, Ben Davis of Merced and Donald Davis of Arizona; and two grandsons.
Preceding her in death were husband Joseph R. Souza, son Richard J. Souza and parents Viola and Ira Zaddach.
A memorial service and celebration of Ms. Souza’s life took place Thursday at Lincoln Park. A guest book can be viewed at www.frymemorialchapel.com.
The family would appreciate contributions to help with burial expenses, in care of Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.
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