Alma Rosa DeLuca, age 64, passed away peacefully in Provo, Utah surrounded by her children and family. After being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, she courageously fought a two-year winning battle but succumbed to the effects of treatments in the end.
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Alma was born on September 12, 1954 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Olga and Mariano Lechuga. She grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas and Gilroy, California. She graduated high school from Eagle Pass High School. Alma married Humberto Johnson on December 26, 1973. They had three daughters, then later divorced October 27, 1982. She married Joseph Charles DeLuca Jr. on June 1, 1985. Together they are the parents of one son and an infant daughter who passed away. Alma and Joseph later solemnized their marriage and were sealed with all their children on March 23, 1996 in the Oakland California Temple.
In her life, Alma filled various employment callings. From being a dental hygienist, childcare worker, preschool teachers’ aide and food service. She enjoyed all her co-workers throughout the years. Her childhood aspirations were to be a flight attendant or a professional dancer and singer.
Alma was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She held many callings through out the years which included ward mission leader and a gospel Sunday school teacher in the Gilroy, Ca. Spanish branch. Alma had a strong testimony of the gospel and a deep love for her Savior. She loved to dance in the kitchen with the music blaring, study her scriptures, watch old movies, and attend the temple. Above all she loved to be around and spend quality time with her grandchildren.
Alma is survived by her mother Olga, her brothers Oscar (Rosatina) and Robert; her children; Michelle (Brian), Kimberly (Jason), Elizabeth (Devin) and Joseph (Carolyn). 8 grandchildren: Devyn (Ashlee), Benjamin, Gavin, Brigham, Rosalie, Johanna, Maycie and Charles. And one great grand child Elena. She is preceded in death by her father Mariano, her husband Joseph, her daughter Samantha, grandchild William and 2 angel grandbabies.
Funeral services for Alma will be held Friday, August 23rd at 11:00 am at the Salem 3rd Ward, 695 S. 300 W. Salem, UT. 84653. A public viewing will be held prior to services beginning at 9:30 am – 10:45 am. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.