Mary “Luna” Cervantes (1928-2017)


Mary (Luna) Cervantes passed away peacefully at age 89 on Oct. 11, 2017 at Enloe Hospital in Chico, Ca.  Mary was born to Refugio and Geronima Luna on April 9, 1928.

In 1949 Mary married Jess Cervantes in Sacramento, Ca. and later moved to Colusa, Ca. where they raised their family of seven children.

Mary’s life revolved around her family and work life.  She previously worked in ranching, care-taking, and housekeeping, and ultimately worked as a sales clerk for the former local JC Penney store in Colusa.

Mary’s hobbies involved watching her grandchildren play sports, playing the slots at Colusa Casino with her friends Lizzie and Rosie (each deceased), spending time with her sisters and brothers, and in her final days, Mary loved to watch the San Francisco Giants.

Mary served as a family advisor to her young grandchildren and the neighborhood families for many years.   

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Jess, son Gregory, a sister, and three brothers.

Mary is survived by her children Raymond (Sylvia), Christina (Roger), Bobby (Debbe), Phyllis (Doug), Anthony (Terri), Geno, and former daughter-in-laws Susan and Maureen.  Mary is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 10 siblings.

Visitation service will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, with a Rosary at 7 PM at McNary-Moore Funeral Services, 107 5th Street, Colusa, Ca.

A funeral Mass will be at Noon on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 4th and Oak Streets, Colusa, Ca.  The committal service will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Colusa, Ca.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service – FD-410