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. Jimmy Nguyen says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Jesús C. Mercado

  2. Lori L-Parra says:

    Teri, Rosita, Virginia and Frankie,

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family. Extending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time. Lori Lopez- Parra and family.

  3. Sra Mercado,

    Usted dejo el mundo mejor que antes. Su cosecha de hijos hermosos y buenos me an tocado mi vida y la aprecio para siempre. Bendito Angel de dios siga dandonos la mano desde el cielo.

    Amor y Carino a usted y sus lindos hijas/o.

    Rosa Salazar de la Torre y Familia

  4. Lit a candle in memory of Jesús C. Mercado

  5. David A. says:

    A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.

    David A. PT

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