Manuela (Wela) Melero

Date of Birth

June 30, 1927

Date of Death

September 1, 2022

City of Death

Santa Maria, CA

Manuela (Wela) Melero

Manuela (Wela) Melero, 95, of Santa Maria, CA passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her beloved family on September 1, 2022. She was born in Durango, Mexico to parents Candelario Corral and Arcadia Herrera. Octaviano and Manuela immigrated to the US in 1965 and resided in Santa Barbara, where they raised their nine children. Santa Barbara was their home.

Wela was an incredibly special person that was always there to help her children in any way that she could. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. The family will remember her great talents; crocheting, crafting, and sewing clothes for her grandchildren. Wela carried on her special traditions by gathering her grandchildren around the table to make tamales, gorditas, and empanadas. We can not forget to include, one of her favorite events, preparing cascarones with her grandchildren for the Old Spanish Days SB – Fiesta. Those are memories they will cherish forever.

Wela will be extremely missed and will always be in our hearts.

Wela is survived by her 8 children; Abel Melero, Manuel Melero, Delfina Corral, David Melero, Socorro Perez, Octaviano Jr. Melero, Martin Melero, and Luis Melero; 28 grandchildren, 43 great gch. and 6 great-great gch.

Wela was preceded in death by her parents; 5 Brothers and 4 Sisters; her husband, of sixty-five years, Octaviano Melero, and her beloved son, Gualberto Melero, which she missed dearly.

Rosary will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 5:30pm until 6:30pm at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 1190 East Clark Ave, Santa Maria CA 93455.

Funeral to follow on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 10:00am – 11:00am at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 1190 East Clark Ave, Santa Maria CA 93455, with burial to follow at Santa Maria Cemetery District 1501 S. College Dr. Santa Maria, CA 93455.


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