Maria Pino

Maria Esther Pino

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Maria E. Pino was born December 8, 1926 in Ecuador, she entered into eternal rest June 28, 2020 in Temecula, California. She is survived by her children, extended family and friends.

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Rosa Pope

Posted at 04:37pm
1959 was a very good year, that was the year I met Pilar in 5th grade at St. Marianne's Elementary School and her mother, Maria. Of course I alway called her, Mrs. Pino. I knew that her endearing family name was Maruja, but I would never dare to address her in such an informal way. She was a proper lady with many talents. The talent that impressed me most was her seamstress skills. She could replicate all the styles of the 60's in such effortless ways. One day I asked her some advice on how to make buttonholes, she lit up. She called me into her sewing room/nursery to give me instructions. She giggled when she told me she had difficulty, too. I think she was so humble about her skill and was trying to encourage me. She succeeded. Another lasting memory I have of Mrs. Pino was her sharing her recipe for roasted pork. I think of her to this day when I make it. After dinner at the Pino's, as I helped clear the table, she asked me what kind of mop I used. It cracked me up when she got excited that I told her we used a mop head. She proceeded to show me her mop head brand of choice, complete with bucket wringer. I didn't want to admit to "housewife of the year" that I really didn't mop...I was in high school and never thought about mops. I never wanted to disappoint her. Years later, I made sure I did my research on the most effective mops. Thanks, Mrs. Pino. Your influence touched me in so many ways. Enjoy a peaceful eternity with your man, Mr. Pino, and enjoy the glories of an eternal life with Our Lord. I am grateful for the friendship I have with Pilar, and that is your gift to me!

Teri Posted at 06:10pm

I love this Rosa❤️Thank you for your sincere and kind words about my mom.

Julian de Rubira

Posted at 02:17pm
Some of my oldest memories of grandma Maruja were the times when she let us pick strawberries from her backyard and dip them in sugar! I can still taste her chicken with orange rice and the smell that filled up the house when it was cooking. Some of my more recent memories are of family gatherings where everyone would be gathered around playing "catch phrase" and grandma Maruja would be sitting quietly next to the dogs smiling or laughing to herself. On her 90th birthday, I remember when she was so entertained with the robotic stuffed dog watching it happily while it barked and made other noises. I was always in awe of her ability to sew and mend clothing. I can remember many times having clothes sent to her to be fixed or hemmed. I could see how she inspired my mom as well. She has always been a huge inspiration for my own interest in making things.

A few days before she passed I had a dream that I was hanging out and talking with her. She was in a wheelchair but wanted to assure me that she could still move well. She then began to roll out of her wheelchair with a ninja-like move and stood up so I could give her a hug. As soon as we began to hug, I told her I loved her. I then suddenly woke up from my dream feeling a deep tightness in my chest and tears running down my cheeks. I love you grandma Maruja, thank you for being a strong and loving matriarch for our family!

Teri Posted at 06:40pm

She loved her grandchildren so much. This brought tears to my eyes because I know how much you loved her as well

Pilar Byham Posted at 07:11pm

What a beautiful tribute, Julian! Grandma is smiling down on you.

Mirella Raynard

Posted at 05:13pm
I always remember Maruja as being a great seamstress, I was in Carmen’s wedding and she made all of the bridesmaids dresses. She always had a smile on her face and when I would see her and Lucho at my sister Elsa’s house for Christmas she would always make a point to greet my 4 boys and ask me about them. She had a great laugh.

Capy Sierra

Posted at 05:08pm
I have never forgotten the time when my parents were here visiting from Ecuador and Maruja invited the entire Alvarez family over for Sunday dinner, we had a great time and at about 8:00 p.m. Maruja stood in front of all us and said "The party is over". We all got the message and left with a big laugh.
She always kept me updated with all of the new members of the family and the special events that the family had.
I will really miss our chats. Maruja RIP

Hector and Martha Gonzales

Posted at 09:12pm
Hector and Martha Gonzales:
Maria, our dear friend, you and your beloved Lucho are always in our memory. You will be with us when we see you and Lucho on the pictures we have of the times when we were together - we laughed, we ate and we drank...

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