Micaela G. Perez, 97
Micaela G. Perez was born on May 20, 1920 to Jacinto Perez and Ignacia Garcia.
Her parents both passed away early in her life, she left school after the 8th grade, to help support herself and three sisters.
Aunt Mica was preceded in death by her sister’s Juanita Teran, Aurora Perez and Conception (Chona) Cardenas.
She lived in Pasadena all her life, where she cleaned homes for 45 years.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, sitting on the porch reading the newspaper or filing her nails listening to K-LOVE
and she loved shopping at the Segunda’s (thrift stores).
She was known to bake the best chocolate chip cookies and spaghetti.
Aunt Mica’s wonder drug was “OLIVE OIL”, if you had an earache, a black eye or a burn, she would say put “olive oil on it”.
And just like the AMERICAN EXPRESS commercial” Don’t Leave Home Without It” Aunt Mica never left home without her “APRON”,
as soon as we arrived at our destination she would put on her apron and go straight into the kitchen.
As children, Nancy and Patty remember her dressing them in front of the stove on cold mornings,
walking them to the bus stop on her way to work and taking them across the train track to
MACABOB’S Toy Store to buy them Barbie’s.
In the last 4 year Aunt Mica began to show signs on Parkinson’s. It started slowly and gain momentum in the last 2 years.
She passed away on September 20, 2017 due to gallstone complications which caused her liver to fail.
She will always be admired for her strength, patience and unselfishness.