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“My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family at this difficult time. i remember your mother and father stopping by La Victoria Tortilleria for pan...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rita Castro Bova - La Quinta, CA

“to the Cervantes family. our heartfelt condolences.from the Tenorio family ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Fortino Tenorio - Coachella, CA

“GREG, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: TINA FRANCO - Coachella, CA

“Greg, Mary and I and the family send our love and condolences.Juan Armenta ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Juan Armenta - Palm Desert, CA

“TO THE CERVANTES FAMILY, WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF TONIA, FROM LIVING IN THE RANCH WHEN WE WERE ALL VERY YOUNG, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed for sure. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Maria Bogianos - Surprise, AZ

“To my other beloved family....I send my heart.....My arms are around you with strong hugs.....Do not be sad for your lovely Mamacita is now back in...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Kennedy - Indio, CA

“To my other beloved family.....my arms are giving hugs....my heart is sending love....your mamacita will always be a part of who you are !!! Don't...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Bill/Pat Kennedy - Indio

“Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Toni Cervantes, may she Rest in Peace in Heaven with the Angels. God Bless you all and give you strength and may...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nellie Smith

“Priscilla, I am truly saddened as I have always been quite fond of Toni. My mom and I spent some wonderful times with her at bingo and I enjoyed...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia - Indio, CA


The Lord gently passed and lifted the beautiful life and precious soul of Toni Cervantes on Sunday morning, April 3, 2016 at the family ranch in Coachella. Toni passed peacefully with her loved ones at her side. She was born Antonia Rivera Carrasco on September 24, 1920 in El Paso, Texas, just two days old the family journeyed to the Coachella Valley arriving on the tenth day, the family made its final journey. Antonia attended Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, and grew up working in the seasonal vegetable and fruit harvest, throughout the greater County of Riverside. Through hard work the family was able to purchase a small ranch to call home where she lived for the remainder years of her life. She survived the hardships of the Great Depression and World War II. Antonia's three (3) brothers, Joe, Samuel and David Carrasco were drafted and fought in the front lines of WWII. She joined the war effort and dedicated time at the USO Women's Club in the city of Coachella. Every night, for almost five years, Antonia and her mother would pray at the family's home alter for a safe return of her brother's from war. In 1945, the family's prayers were answered, all three of her brothers and husband returned safely from war. Antonia Carrasco married Gregorio Cervantes on April 7, 1943 and raised eight children. Together, along with her brothers and husband, they helped build the family ranch and cared for its daily upkeep and yearly harvest of fruits & vegetables, she also loved attending to her animal livestock and exotic Avery.
Antonia loved playing Bingo with family, friends, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She instilled in us love, honesty, respect, loyalty, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and strength. Antonia leaves a wonderful legacy of love. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Antonia was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Gregorio Cervantes and her children Clara (9), Angie (34) and Rosalie (56). She is survived by her children Carl (Dee) Cervantes, Priscilla (Robert) Luna, Caroline (Mariano) Leon, Beatrice Cervantes and Greg Cervantes, Jr. Antonia also leaves her proud twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services commence on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the city of La Quinta. Viewing starts at 9:30am, Rosary follows at 10:15am and Mass at 11:30am followed by internment at the Coachella Valley Cemetery 82925 Ave. 52 Coachella, Ca.