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Maria Pauda, age 85, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 surrounded by her children and husband. Maria was born on February 05, 1934 in Durango, México to Juana Bustamante and Jacinto Lopez. In 1953, she married Julian Pauda, from Durango, México.

She immigrated to the United States with her husband, and settled in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to San Jose, California. She worked in the cafeteria as a baker for the San Jose School District, where she learned how to bake. She had 5 children, Angela, Mario, Hector, Norma, and Racel, and eventually 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she served as Relief Society President and Sunday School Teacher She loved to spend her free time and retirement cooking, baking, and serving in the LDS church.

Maria is survived by her husband, her 5 children, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandkids, her extended family, and many friends. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019, at the LDS chapel located at 220 E Cullumber Ave Gilbert, AZ at 11:30 am and an Interment at Mountain View Cemetery at 1:00 pm located at 7900 E Main St. Mesa, AZ.

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