Armida Esther Correa

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Rosie Echeverri (Gustavo's daughter) - CA

“To my mother, she was a second mother, a great woman, thank God for allowing me the privilege of having her as aunt, thank God for giving me the...Read More »
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“Some people come into your life and leave great memories. Armida did just that for us growing up. She spoiled us and made every moment we were with...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Betty Correa-Morales - CA

“She was a wonderful person and mom. From the time when I was very young to my grown up years, she always made our visits to her home so much fun. She...Read More »
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Armida E. Correa, of Sylmar, CA died Monday, February 11, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family after a short but hard fought battle against gastric cancer.

Born in San Matias, El Salvador, March 18, 1949 to Maria Del Socorro Canales and Felix De Jesus Contreras, Armida was an exemplary and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother. Through her cooking, acts of kindness, advice, hugs, kisses, and supportive constant phone calls,

Armida showed never-ending love to the special people around her.
The oldest of six, Armida immigrated to the United States in 1971 and subsequently helped bring the rest of her siblings to the United States. Armida was regarded as the matriarch of her family, who truly changed the path of future generations of the Contreras family by helping all her siblings get successfully established in the United States.

In 1972, Armida met the love of her life, Liberato Correa, and they've been married ever since. Armida and Liberato worked for years side by side running a washer and dryer repair business. Commonly referred to as "la senora de las lavadoras," Armida became the face of the business. Liberato attributes the success of their business to Armida's charisma, character and drive.

Armida was a devoted mother and grandmother. Raising strong, smart, goodhearted, hardworking, Catholic children and grandchildren was of utter importance to her.

Armida thoroughly enjoyed expressing her love toward her family through her cooking. Armida also loved taking evening walks/jogs with her beloved dog tinkerbell or "bellita" as she referred to her.

Armida is survived by her husband Liberato, her daughter Silvia, stepson Nicolas, mother Maria Socorro, and siblings Vidal, Rutilio, Nelson, and Edith.