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Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson
Rebeca and Tono, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing this morning. I have fond memories of your mother and your family when I lived at Casa Zapata in 87 and 89. Cecilia always gave me wonderful advice and was extremely supportive. At least she is reunited with your father. May they both rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Cordova
Kathy Cordova
Rebeca and Toño,


It was with great sadness that I read in today's paper about your mother's death. She was always a beacon for justice, I first met her when I was a child. She and your dad and my father, Hector Cordova were among the first to cut the pathway for Chicano studies. My father was greatly blessed by her leadership and friendship. He is very ill in the hospital at this time, so I cannot  yet share the news of her passing. As he often reminds me, it is up to us to continue to carry their torch.


Paz y luz,
Bettie Baca
Bettie Baca
Dearest Rebecca and Tono - I met your parents in the early 70's. Your father designed the invitation to my first marriage, a movement wedding at Corky Gonzalez's headquarters in Denver, to Chicano activist Manny Fierro. Your mom then came to Western Kansas where we were organizing farmworkers, to help - I loved her immediately, and had long respected and admired your father. I join the multitude of others who send love and condolences. May they rest in peace always, proud as I know they were of both of you.


Sincerely,


Bettie Baca, Washington, DC
David Johnson
David Johnson
Cecilia was first an inspiration and then a friend to me.  Tony did the art for the first article I ever published.  Throughout my adult life I have looked to her and Tony as models of caring activism and have done what I could to emulate their example.  I count myself lucky to know her and be guided by her.  The world is the poorer for her passing.   
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Rebeca, Tonio y familia
I am deeply saddened to hear of Cecilia's passing yesterday.  Era/Es una GRAN mujer!  I am so honored to have known her and spent time with her during her Stanford years and beyond.  She will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to you and yours.  Me and my daughters Violette and Claudia would like to attend her services.  Please don't hesitate to contact me should you need anything (408) 507-5032.

Con mucho carino
Catalina
Carol Muller
Carol Muller
RIP, Cecilia -- you were a teacher, an inspiration, and an indefatigable force for justice and equity.... as one among thousands, it was a privilege to have been your colleague and friend...
I am so sorry I did not know of your suffering and close proximity earlier.
May your many friends, family members, and proteges continue to carry on the work you tackled with such energy, intelligence, and compassion.
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
I am truly sorry for your loss and will certainly be attending the service.  Your mother and father were and are two of the most fascinating people I've ever had the distinct honor of knowing.  My most heartfelt condolences to you both, and to your extended families.  
Joanie Morales
Joanie Morales
Many years ago LuisValdez sent me & my husband Bob Morales to visit Stanford University to visit with your mother and father...it was a memorable day and Bob and I learned so much from your Mom & Dad!
May God welcome your Mother to Heaven to live forever with Antonio.
Your parents will live forever in the hearts of all of us who loved them.
Peace & Love
"La Bamba" Bob & Joanie Morales
C/S
Wilma Espinoza
Wilma Espinoza
Rebecca and Antonio,

Your mom just joined two other organizers in heaven!  Two other friends, Esther Padilla, formerly with the Farmworkers in DC, and Terry Alderete, an event organizer and community activist in the East Bay - all about the same age - left us within the past few weeks. She might have known one or both of them.  In any case I have no doubt that the three of them have already joined forces and are busy working a strategy on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Your mom will be greatly missed and not soon forgotten. Please let us know how you decide to commemorate her life. 
Rebecca Trounson
Rebecca Trounson
Rebeca & Tono,


I am so sorry for your loss and apologize for taking the liberty of contacting you this way. I am a writer with the Los Angeles Times and will be writing a story about your mother's life and passing. Is there a time tomorrow when I might call either of you to ask a few questions?


Sincerely,


Rebecca Trounson


Staff Writer


Los Angeles Times


213-237-7756


rebecca.trounson@latimes.com  


 
Keri Castaneda
Keri Castaneda
 Dear family of Cecelia and Antonio
Burciaga: 

All of our family are so sorry about the loss of your Mom,
Cecilia.  Please accept our sincerest condolences.  Our family was
privileged to have the long term opportunity to know your Mom and Dad
while first Tasha, and then Tino, and then Keri came to be under the
guidance of both your parents.  And during those years, my wife,
Pegi, and I were well aware of just how fortunate we, as far-away parents in
the state of Washington, were to have our Stanford students under the care and
guidance of Tony and Cecelia. For that, we will always be
appreciative.  Your Mom and Dad not only gave our family
guidance, but also instilled in them the Mexican and Chicano cultures, and
encouraged them to be the best that they can be.  Pegi and I will always
love and hold your parents to the highest esteem.  We are sorry
for the loss of your mother, Cecilia. 

 

Pegi and Guillermo V. Castaneda  
lupe figueroa
lupe figueroa
Dear Rebecca, Toño, and Family, 





My
heart goes to all of you in this difficult time. I happen to believe that a person only
dies when we forget about them, and Cecilia is one of those beings, which light
and energy continues living through time. She lives in all of you because you are a piece of
her, and she will continue living through her teachings, love, and dedication
in all of us who had the privilege of knowing and learning from her.



Con
Respeto,





 



Lupe
Figueroa
Kathy Cordova
Kathy Cordova
Rebeca and Toño,


It was with great sadness that I read in today's paper about your mother's death. She was always a beacon for justice, I first met her when I was a child. She and your dad and my father, Hector Cordova were among the first to cut the pathway for Chicano studies. My father was greatly blessed by her leadership and friendship. He is very ill in the hospital at this time, so I cannot  yet share the news of her passing. As he often reminds me, it is up to us to continue to carry their torch.


Paz y luz,
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Rebeca, Tonio y familia
I am deeply saddened to hear of Cecilia's passing yesterday.  Era/Es una GRAN mujer!  I am so honored to have known her and spent time with her during her Stanford years and beyond.  She will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to you and yours.  Me and my daughters Violette and Claudia would like to attend her services.  Please don't hesitate to contact me should you need anything (408) 507-5032.

Con mucho carino
Catalina
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
I am truly sorry for your loss and will certainly be attending the service.  Your mother and father were and are two of the most fascinating people I've ever had the distinct honor of knowing.  My most heartfelt condolences to you both, and to your extended families.  
Joanie Morales
Joanie Morales
Many years ago LuisValdez sent me & my husband Bob Morales to visit Stanford University to visit with your mother and father...it was a memorable day and Bob and I learned so much from your Mom & Dad!
May God welcome your Mother to Heaven to live forever with Antonio.
Your parents will live forever in the hearts of all of us who loved them.
Peace & Love
"La Bamba" Bob & Joanie Morales
C/S
Keri Castaneda
Keri Castaneda
 Dear family of Cecelia and Antonio
Burciaga: 

All of our family are so sorry about the loss of your Mom,
Cecilia.  Please accept our sincerest condolences.  Our family was
privileged to have the long term opportunity to know your Mom and Dad
while first Tasha, and then Tino, and then Keri came to be under the
guidance of both your parents.  And during those years, my wife,
Pegi, and I were well aware of just how fortunate we, as far-away parents in
the state of Washington, were to have our Stanford students under the care and
guidance of Tony and Cecelia. For that, we will always be
appreciative.  Your Mom and Dad not only gave our family
guidance, but also instilled in them the Mexican and Chicano cultures, and
encouraged them to be the best that they can be.  Pegi and I will always
love and hold your parents to the highest esteem.  We are sorry
for the loss of your mother, Cecilia. 

 

Pegi and Guillermo V. Castaneda  
Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson
Rebeca and Tono, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing this morning. I have fond memories of your mother and your family when I lived at Casa Zapata in 87 and 89. Cecilia always gave me wonderful advice and was extremely supportive. At least she is reunited with your father. May they both rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
Bettie Baca
Bettie Baca
Dearest Rebecca and Tono - I met your parents in the early 70's. Your father designed the invitation to my first marriage, a movement wedding at Corky Gonzalez's headquarters in Denver, to Chicano activist Manny Fierro. Your mom then came to Western Kansas where we were organizing farmworkers, to help - I loved her immediately, and had long respected and admired your father. I join the multitude of others who send love and condolences. May they rest in peace always, proud as I know they were of both of you.


Sincerely,


Bettie Baca, Washington, DC
David Johnson
David Johnson
Cecilia was first an inspiration and then a friend to me.  Tony did the art for the first article I ever published.  Throughout my adult life I have looked to her and Tony as models of caring activism and have done what I could to emulate their example.  I count myself lucky to know her and be guided by her.  The world is the poorer for her passing.   
Carol Muller
Carol Muller
RIP, Cecilia -- you were a teacher, an inspiration, and an indefatigable force for justice and equity.... as one among thousands, it was a privilege to have been your colleague and friend...
I am so sorry I did not know of your suffering and close proximity earlier.
May your many friends, family members, and proteges continue to carry on the work you tackled with such energy, intelligence, and compassion.
Wilma Espinoza
Wilma Espinoza
Rebecca and Antonio,

Your mom just joined two other organizers in heaven!  Two other friends, Esther Padilla, formerly with the Farmworkers in DC, and Terry Alderete, an event organizer and community activist in the East Bay - all about the same age - left us within the past few weeks. She might have known one or both of them.  In any case I have no doubt that the three of them have already joined forces and are busy working a strategy on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Your mom will be greatly missed and not soon forgotten. Please let us know how you decide to commemorate her life. 
Rebecca Trounson
Rebecca Trounson
Rebeca & Tono,


I am so sorry for your loss and apologize for taking the liberty of contacting you this way. I am a writer with the Los Angeles Times and will be writing a story about your mother's life and passing. Is there a time tomorrow when I might call either of you to ask a few questions?


Sincerely,


Rebecca Trounson


Staff Writer


Los Angeles Times


213-237-7756


rebecca.trounson@latimes.com  


 
lupe figueroa
lupe figueroa
Dear Rebecca, Toño, and Family, 





My
heart goes to all of you in this difficult time. I happen to believe that a person only
dies when we forget about them, and Cecilia is one of those beings, which light
and energy continues living through time. She lives in all of you because you are a piece of
her, and she will continue living through her teachings, love, and dedication
in all of us who had the privilege of knowing and learning from her.



Con
Respeto,





 



Lupe
Figueroa
Bettie Baca
Bettie Baca
Dearest Rebecca and Tono - I met your parents in the early 70's. Your father designed the invitation to my first marriage, a movement wedding at Corky Gonzalez's headquarters in Denver, to Chicano activist Manny Fierro. Your mom then came to Western Kansas where we were organizing farmworkers, to help - I loved her immediately, and had long respected and admired your father. I join the multitude of others who send love and condolences. May they rest in peace always, proud as I know they were of both of you.


Sincerely,


Bettie Baca, Washington, DC
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Catalina Rodriguez-Jara
Rebeca, Tonio y familia
I am deeply saddened to hear of Cecilia's passing yesterday.  Era/Es una GRAN mujer!  I am so honored to have known her and spent time with her during her Stanford years and beyond.  She will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to you and yours.  Me and my daughters Violette and Claudia would like to attend her services.  Please don't hesitate to contact me should you need anything (408) 507-5032.

Con mucho carino
Catalina
Rebecca Trounson
Rebecca Trounson
Rebeca & Tono,


I am so sorry for your loss and apologize for taking the liberty of contacting you this way. I am a writer with the Los Angeles Times and will be writing a story about your mother's life and passing. Is there a time tomorrow when I might call either of you to ask a few questions?


Sincerely,


Rebecca Trounson


Staff Writer


Los Angeles Times


213-237-7756


rebecca.trounson@latimes.com  


 
Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson
Rebeca and Tono, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing this morning. I have fond memories of your mother and your family when I lived at Casa Zapata in 87 and 89. Cecilia always gave me wonderful advice and was extremely supportive. At least she is reunited with your father. May they both rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
Carol Muller
Carol Muller
RIP, Cecilia -- you were a teacher, an inspiration, and an indefatigable force for justice and equity.... as one among thousands, it was a privilege to have been your colleague and friend...
I am so sorry I did not know of your suffering and close proximity earlier.
May your many friends, family members, and proteges continue to carry on the work you tackled with such energy, intelligence, and compassion.
Joanie Morales
Joanie Morales
Many years ago LuisValdez sent me & my husband Bob Morales to visit Stanford University to visit with your mother and father...it was a memorable day and Bob and I learned so much from your Mom & Dad!
May God welcome your Mother to Heaven to live forever with Antonio.
Your parents will live forever in the hearts of all of us who loved them.
Peace & Love
"La Bamba" Bob & Joanie Morales
C/S
Keri Castaneda
Keri Castaneda
 Dear family of Cecelia and Antonio
Burciaga: 

All of our family are so sorry about the loss of your Mom,
Cecilia.  Please accept our sincerest condolences.  Our family was
privileged to have the long term opportunity to know your Mom and Dad
while first Tasha, and then Tino, and then Keri came to be under the
guidance of both your parents.  And during those years, my wife,
Pegi, and I were well aware of just how fortunate we, as far-away parents in
the state of Washington, were to have our Stanford students under the care and
guidance of Tony and Cecelia. For that, we will always be
appreciative.  Your Mom and Dad not only gave our family
guidance, but also instilled in them the Mexican and Chicano cultures, and
encouraged them to be the best that they can be.  Pegi and I will always
love and hold your parents to the highest esteem.  We are sorry
for the loss of your mother, Cecilia. 

 

Pegi and Guillermo V. Castaneda  
Kathy Cordova
Kathy Cordova
Rebeca and Toño,


It was with great sadness that I read in today's paper about your mother's death. She was always a beacon for justice, I first met her when I was a child. She and your dad and my father, Hector Cordova were among the first to cut the pathway for Chicano studies. My father was greatly blessed by her leadership and friendship. He is very ill in the hospital at this time, so I cannot  yet share the news of her passing. As he often reminds me, it is up to us to continue to carry their torch.


Paz y luz,
David Johnson
David Johnson
Cecilia was first an inspiration and then a friend to me.  Tony did the art for the first article I ever published.  Throughout my adult life I have looked to her and Tony as models of caring activism and have done what I could to emulate their example.  I count myself lucky to know her and be guided by her.  The world is the poorer for her passing.   
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
I am truly sorry for your loss and will certainly be attending the service.  Your mother and father were and are two of the most fascinating people I've ever had the distinct honor of knowing.  My most heartfelt condolences to you both, and to your extended families.  
Wilma Espinoza
Wilma Espinoza
Rebecca and Antonio,

Your mom just joined two other organizers in heaven!  Two other friends, Esther Padilla, formerly with the Farmworkers in DC, and Terry Alderete, an event organizer and community activist in the East Bay - all about the same age - left us within the past few weeks. She might have known one or both of them.  In any case I have no doubt that the three of them have already joined forces and are busy working a strategy on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Your mom will be greatly missed and not soon forgotten. Please let us know how you decide to commemorate her life. 
lupe figueroa
lupe figueroa
Dear Rebecca, Toño, and Family, 





My
heart goes to all of you in this difficult time. I happen to believe that a person only
dies when we forget about them, and Cecilia is one of those beings, which light
and energy continues living through time. She lives in all of you because you are a piece of
her, and she will continue living through her teachings, love, and dedication
in all of us who had the privilege of knowing and learning from her.



Con
Respeto,





 



Lupe
Figueroa