Remembering Zeferina Perez

September 11, 2009

 Zeferina Perez

 Sad News:

Long time supporter and UFW organizer Zeferina Perez passed away on September 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. 

Zeferina’s son Angel passed away on 6/28/09 and her daughter Linda, passed away on 8/15/09.  Zeferina  suffered a stroke on  8/19/09 after her daughter passed away and was in   Merced Nursing & Rehabilitation , but  was taken home by her daughter Maria last Friday, 9/4/09. She took ill on 9/9/09 and was taken to the hospital where she passed away at 11:00 a.m.

Zeferina  was a long time organizer for the UFW and was always ready to do whatever she was asked to help the union. She worked in many campaigns too numerous to mention here.
(Click to read a Jan. 2009 article about Zeferina)

SERVICES ARE  AS FOLLOWS:

ROSARY:   
7:00 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH
13145 Le Grand Rd.,  LeGrand, CA

MASS: 
10:00 A.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH
13145 Le Grand Rd.,  LeGrand, CA
     
We ask that you please share your personal memories of  Zeferina with us by leaving a “reply” below. If you have a photos of Zepherina, please share them by sending them to jsherman@ufw.org.

May She Rest in Peace ┼

Zeferina was a great warrior. She had a tremendous passion, faith and work ethic. Zeferina’s dedication and commitment was an inspiration to me. I will always remember her contagious smile, her Si Se Puede attitude and her tireless efforts on behalf of the union and farm workers.

Que Viva Zeferina Perez!

— UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez

Cesar was always embarrassed being singled out for praise because he knew there were so many others who made great sacrifices for La Causa. These were men and women who went mostly unrecognized but who also found meaning in their lives by selflessly giving themselves for others. Zeferina was one of those very special servants. She labored relentlessly in her quiet and simple ways, never seeking credit or fame. May Zeferina now enjoy the rewards she has so richly earned. Que en paz descanse.

–Helen Chavez and the Chavez Family

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