Jesús C. Mercado

Jesús C. Mercado

December 25, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Jesús C. Mercado

December 25, 1927 - November 14, 2017


Jesús C. Mercado
Dec. 25, 1927 – Nov. 14, 2017

Jesús C. Mercado, affectionately known as Sra. Mercado, was born in Riverside, California on Christmas Day 1927. She was the 6th child in a family of nine. She spent her childhood in Mexico City until her uncle brought her and some of her siblings back to the US to work. The family settled in the San Juan Capistrano area where she worked on the farm fields and where she met her future husband, Pete Mercado. Through hard work and sacrifice, the couple bought one of the original homes in the hills of Dana Point. They had four children, Teresa, Rosa, Virginia and Francisco Javier, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sra. Mercado was one of the pioneers of the Hispanic Ministry of San Felipe de Jesús Church in Capo Beach and of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Dana Point. She did everything she could for the reign of God, from teaching catechism, to Quinceañera preparations, to sewing costumes for the fiestas, to making tamales to support the building funds, to being there for the needy. For many years she was part of La Búsqueda of Orange County, where she gained notoriety as the firm but kind kitchen leader on many weekend retreats.

Sra. Mercado, you are loved. May you rest in peace.

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30 responses to Jesús C. Mercado

  1. Teresa, may you find comfort with the love of God, family and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

  2. Tere says:

    Mami, que estes descansando con tu Dios que tanto querias. We miss you sooo much already…we will celebrate your life with family, friends and all those who love you. Mis abrazos querida viejita, Tere

  3. Querida Sra. Mercado, nos has ganado la delantera y te pedimos que le ruegues a Nuestro Dios; que se compadezca de nosotros.
    Siempre en nuestros corazones y con alegría te recordaremos.

    Nos dejas muy gratos recuerdos y felices momentos que pasamos junto a ti y a tu familia.


    Con mucho amor Y ESTAMOS CON USTEDES

    Diácono Victor y Martha Sámano

  4. Carol Perez says:

    Aloha to Teresa and family. We’ve shared stories of our mothers, their strength, perseverance and love. It is with heart felt sympathy that I hope you find peace in the memories of your mother and strength in the loved ones that surround you. Much Aloha, Carol & Roger Perez

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