Gregoria Osa Laca, 77, of Parma, and formerly of Ontario,
Ore., died Saturday,
Sept. 22, 1990, at her home where she was lovingly cared for,
for the last six weeks by her family and the West Valley
Medical Center Hospice.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at
Ontario’s Lienkaemper Chapel. Mass on the Resurrection will
be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church, Ontario, with Father Sean Caulfield
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parma, presiding. Burial
will follow in the Parma
Mrs. Laca was born Nov. 17, 1912, at Mendeja, Vizcaya,
a daughter of Justo and Josepha Urguiaga Osa. She married
John Laca Nov. 14,
1932, at Begonia, Spain.
Prior to their marriage, John, a native of
had spent the years 1920 to 1931 in
Ore., working as a
sheepherder. Two years after their marriage, John returned to
America to make arrangements for Gregoria to follow.
In 1937, with their 3-year-old daughter, Angela, Gregoria
was forced to flee the Basque Country, leaving everything
behind, to escape the Spanish Civil War. She managed to book
passage to America from France, and joined her husband in
Westfall. Their son Julian was born in May 1938.
The following year, John was employed by Vicente Mendiola,
and the family moved to Ontario where they lived most of their
lives, except for a few years in McDermitt, Nev., and New
Plymouth. John purchased a farm west of Cairo Junction in
1948, and farmed the land until he retired. In 1988 Gregoria
and John moved to Parma where they would be close to their
son, Julian and family.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church,
Ontario, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parma. She was
also a member of La Organizacion Independiente Sociale of
Gregoria will be remembered for her hospitality and her
devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren and numerous
friends. She loved baking, canning, knitting, sewing, playing
cards and visiting friends. She never arrived without bearing
treats. She will be missed and loved by everyone.
Survivors include her husband, John of Parma; a daughter
and son-in-law, Angela and Frank Good of Sutherlin, Ore.; a
son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Eileen Laca of Parma;
seven grandchildren, Steve and Greg Good of Sutherlin, Nancy
Good Kiesewetter of Chester, England, John Julian Laca of
Boise, Angela and Christina Laca of Spokane, Wash., and Marcy
Laca of London, England; three brothers, Jose Antonio, Felice
and Ambrusio Osa of Mendeja, Spain; and two sisters, Ysidora
Osa of Mendeja, Spain, and Ysuebia Muguria of Ayr, Australia.
Memorials may be made to West Valley Medical Center Home
Health/ Hospice, 1717 Arlington Ave, Caldwell 83605.