ANAHEIM, Calif. – Margaret J. Perez, 68, of Anaheim, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at her home, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Born June 16, 1945, in Sterling, she was the daughter of Adolf and Josephine (Magana) Perez. She worked as a loan officer until retiring. Margaret was a member of Assembly of God in Santa Ana, Calif. Margaret enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Those left to honor her memory include her sister, Frances (Lee) Chavez, and her brother, Michael Perez, both of Sterling; four nieces, Teresa (Dan) Rodriguez of Sterling, Rosie (Ray) Garza of Huntley, Liz (Rene) Rodriguez of Belvidere, and Margie (Kurt) Clevenger of Sterling; two nephews, Matt Fredericks of Davenport, Iowa, and Mark Fredericks of Rock Falls; four great-nephews; five great-nieces; two great-great nieces; and her best friend who cared for her in her final days, Carmen Acosta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Josephine Perez; and a sister, Elizabeth Fredericks.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling, with the Rev. Adalberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.