Obituary: Elvira A Gomez-Cepeda

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Elvira (Vera) Gomez-Cepeda, age 74, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 21, 2022. Vera was born Jan. 6, 1948, to her parents Anita and Salome Gomez. Vera was born in Woodland and grew up on a ranch in Winters where she lived until she fulfilled her dream of moving to Auburn, Calif. Vera worked a few different jobs in her life one being the receptionist at Foothills Motel where she got to meet Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore when they came to shoot the movie Wisdom as well as a few Oakland Raider football players. Vera was also a huge fan of Elvis Presley and was lucky enough to see him seven times! Many family members joked that Elvis better look out now — Veras coming. After working at Foothills Motel for several years she moved on to being a receptionist at Auburn Hotel where she met her husband Larry and started a family. Vera was loved by all. No one ever had a bad thing to say about her and she will be extremely missed. She is survived by her husband Larry Cepeda; daughter Jessica Cepeda; stepchildren Jason Cepeda, Cullen Cepeda, Ashleigh and Raymond Downs; 14 grandchildren; brothers Sam and Beverly Gomez, David and Debbie Gomez, Gabriel and Valerie Gomez; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. A service will be held for Vera at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Jan, 28, 2023, at 10 a.m. Please stop by and pay your respects.

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