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Carmen R. Reyes

Birth Date: November 12, 1940
Death Date: November 29, 2018

Carmen Romero Reyes passed away at the age of 78 in San Diego, California on November 29th, 2018.  She was the first born child to Esteban Romero and Francisca Flores.  She was born in Manzanillo, Mexico on November 12th, 1940. She was the oldest of 10 children, which consisted of 8 sisters and 2 brothers. She married Antonio Reyes and together they had 3 children, Marco A. Reyes, Carmen Reyes – Torres, and Esteban Reyes. She was the grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She moved to San Diego 50 years ago to raise her family and dedicated 45+ years to working at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Carmen lived her life as a fearless and independent woman. She loved to dream big and have the best of everything. She was a living example of working hard to earn and live an honorable life and believed that all dreams are possible. She raised her children to be self – confident, courageous and have a “no excuses” determination. She was unapologetically herself and through her fiery strength and unyielding dedication, she created a lasting legacy that will be remembered and celebrated by all who knew and loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Carmen’s Life Celebration service on Saturday December 8th, at 1pm.


God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped his arms around you

and whispered, “Come unto me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
and so he gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
he only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain,

I could not wish you to come back,
to suffer that all again.

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