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Santa De La Pena


May 20, 2020

Dec. 20, 1938 - May 14, 2020

Santa De La Pena, 81, of Sweet Home died May 14, 2020.

She was born Dec. 20, 1938 in National City, Calif. to Francisco and Johanna Cruz.

She lived in Oceanside, Calif. and Sweet Home.

Mrs. De La Pena worked for the county of San Diego, Calif. as a health nurse, a baby well nurse and a private caregiver. She also worked in the mental ward at Tri City Hospital in Oceanside.

She enjoyed gardening, dancing and swimming, visiting lighthouses on the coast, yard sales, reading and movies and thrift store shopping. She loved dancing and overnight motel trips to the coast.

Mrs. De La Pena is survived by her children, Toby De La Pena, Deana De La Pena, Joe De La Pena and Tammie Donavan; sisters Ophelia Cruz Tactay and Irene Zamora; brothers Louie Nuno and Albert De La Pena; cousin Rachel Montano; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph De La Pena; sister Frances De La Pena; and grandson Joey Velasquez

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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