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Information for Gregoria Osa Laca
17 November, 1912 – 22 September, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
dated Monday, September 4, 1990

Contributed by Jan Lantz

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Gregoria Laca

     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,
Spain, 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 Berriatua, Spain, had spent the years 1920 to 1931 in Westfall, 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 Boise.
     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.