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Delfina Elisa Franco

August 3, 1947 - August 3, 2017

Obituary


Delfina Elisa Franco, 70, passed away on August 3, 2017, her birthday, in Riverside, CA. She was born August 3, 1947 in Roswell, NM to Elisa Flores Reyes and Fernando Reyes. She is a longtime resident of Riverside and Corona, CA.

Delfina grew up in Roswell, NM and graduated from Roswell High School in 1965. She married Pedro Franco and eventually they moved their family to Corona, CA. She attended Riverside Community College where she received her AA degree in 1982. She completed her BA degree in education at Cal State San Bernardino, graduating...

Delfina Elisa Franco, 70, passed away on August 3, 2017, her birthday, in Riverside, CA. She was born August 3, 1947 in Roswell, NM to Elisa Flores Reyes and Fernando Reyes. She is a longtime resident of Riverside and Corona, CA.

Delfina grew up in Roswell, NM and graduated from Roswell High School in 1965. She married Pedro Franco and eventually they moved their family to Corona, CA. She attended Riverside Community College where she received her AA degree in 1982. She completed her BA degree in education at Cal State San Bernardino, graduating with honors in 1989. Delfina had a long and fulfilling professional career. First with the Riverside County Registrar where she served as the County Registrar. Then after retirement from the county, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a teacher and served as a second-grade teacher at Edgemont Elementary School, Moreno Valley for the last 19 years.

Delfina was very dedicated and creative in her work and transferred those values to her employees and students. Her students were very special to her. She instilled in them an awareness and appreciation of the world around them and strived to give them skills to succeed in life. She also nurtured this same education in her grandchildren and great grandchildren by having mini classes for them in her home during the summer breaks and taking every opportunity to encourage them to grow and learn new things.

Delfina is survived by her Son Raymond Franco and Daughter Deirdra (Armando) Rocha, Grandchildren Stephen Franco, Miranda Rodriguez (Daniel), A. J. Rocha, Marcus Rocha, Monica Rocha, Jimmy Rocha, and Cruz Rocha. Also her Great Grandchildren Desiree Rodriguez, Andrea Rodriguez, Ava Rodriguez, and Daniel Rodriguez Jr. In addition, Delfina is survived by her Brother Fred (Gloria) Reyes of Roswell, NM and Sisters Rita (Ernest) Montoya of Roswell, NM; Corina (Frank) Gallegos of Glendale, AZ; and Mary Ann Jojola of Albuquerque, NM. She was pre-deceased by her Daughter Jeanine Franco, and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Ray Franco, Stephen Franco, A. J. Rocha, Marcus Rocha, Mary Ann Jojola, and Fred Rey Reyes.

Services will take place on Monday August 14, 2017 at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 11500 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92505. Viewing will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Services will run from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm with internment immediately following. A reception will be held at the VFW Post 9223, 10303 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92505 from 2 pm to 4 pm.