Angela (Chocha) Renee Purves

By From page A2 | November 09, 2012

A Purves

Dec. 4, 1932 — Oct. 28, 2012

Angela was born in La Plata, Argentina, and departed home to Heaven on Oct. 28, 2012, in La Plata, Argentina. Her passing saddens our hearts but our lives will forever be enriched by her presence and love.

Angela and her husband Les, with two young children, immigrated to the United States in 1956 and settled in the Bay Area, where they raised four sons. They all became American citizens. Les worked hard at a nursery in Milpitas and then making his way into the electronics industry, sales and marketing, then eventually becoming a successful business owner. Years later Les and Angela moved to Cameron Park. Angela was fun loving, friendly and outgoing. She took time to enjoy life, getting to know the people who came across her daily path. From friends to bank tellers and grocery clerks, she knew their names and would stop to chat.

The family soon grew, adding three daughters-in-law and then the blessings of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Angela was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandma and friend. We had lots of fun together as one big family.There were houseboat trips and barbeques little children on her knee. Grandma was a fabulous cook and loved fixing up a feast. Grandpa did the roasting of pigs and little sheep (Argentine style). The grandkids brought her happiness, sharing fun throughout the years. She made them special birthday cakes and costumes, we’re all so glad that they lived near. She was also an expert seamstress and a very talented artist.

Angela got her pilots license and was a member of The Ninety-Nines, International organization of Women Pilots. She flew with the local women’s chapter and made a trip of a lifetime with Grandpa Les (also a pilot), flying from here to Argentina in their private plane. They were able to travel the world during their years together for business and pleasure. They moved to Camino, Calif., after Les retired, spending many years there before moving to Brookings, Ore., then back to Magalia, Calif., and eventually returning to Argentina in 2006. They would come to visit a few times a year until Angela became too ill to travel because of cancer a year ago. Many family members were able to travel and spend time with her prior to her passing. Grandma shared that she had lived a full life and was very grateful for all her blessings.

You were an amazing woman, Grandma, and will always be a treasure in our hearts and memories. We love you.

There is no service planned but please keep the family in your prayers, especially Grandpa and Tia Chiquita, who was there daily caring for her sister, our precious Grandma Angela.


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