Mary Razo passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019, at the age of 93, while residing at Valle Verde in Goleta, California.
Mary is survived by her sister, Esther Galvez, her three children, Bob Razo (Sally), Steve Razo (Vonnie) and Susan Bowie (Jack), seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is preceded by her parents, Guadalupe and Trinidad Mata, her grandson, Eric Razo, and her siblings, Dolores (Dee) Johnson, Frank Mata, Pablo Mata and Berta Ryder.
Mary was born and raised in Santa Barbara until she moved to Carpinteria when she was 21 years old. Shortly after moving to Carpinteria, she started her first job at the Carpinteria Lemon Packing House where she worked until 1978, when the factory burned down. During those years, she enjoyed bowling, fishing, BBQs and going on vacation cruises with her family. She was a great cook and will be remembered for those delicious flour tortillas that she made by scratch with lots of love. Also, during this time, she was married to Robert Razo, with whom she shared three wonderful children.
Later in life she met Arthur Robles while dancing the night away at the Four Winds in Santa Barbara. With Arthur, she eventually moved to Mammoth where she was able to spend a lot of time doing what she loved and fishing. While in Mammoth she also discovered a new interest in going to casinos in the neighboring cities. This joy in casino gambling on the slot machines she carried with her throughout her life, even after moving back to Lompoc and then to Carpinteria.
A big thank you to Yvette Duarte and her nursing staff at Valle Verde. The unwavering care and loving support given to Mary and her family during her last days is greatly appreciated.
Funeral services will be held at the Carpinteria Cemetery on Friday, July 26, at 3 p.m. there will be a reception to follow to celebrate her life at the Carpinteria Woman’s Club.
Funeral arrangements have been made by Welch-Ryce-Haider.