June 1955 – August 2018
Our wonderful mother, Theresa Ann Ventura, passed away August 23, 2018.
She was born June 29, 1955 in Turlock, California and was the youngest of three children born to Pete and Billie McKenzie of Stevinson, California.
Theresa graduated from Hilmar High School in 1973 and went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. She enjoyed caring for people.
Theresa is survived by her sister, Glenda, her three children, Vanessa (Bobby), Anthony, and Alisa, and two beloved granddaughters, Aileah and Sophia, and many nieces and nephews.
Our mom was the kindest person one could ever meet. She always treated everyone with respect and loved learning about every person she met. Our mom saw the beauty in everything, the good in everyone and the positive in every negative. She always told us to never take anything for granted, especially family. Her love for chile rellenos and 3 Musketeers candy bars was only surpassed by her love for us.
Mom wouldn’t want anyone to spend their money on her, so in lieu of flowers, we ask that you please honor our mother by paying it forward. Donate to a charity, or do something unexpected and kind for someone in need.
Rest easy, Mom. We will do our best to continue to make you proud.
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