Marylou (Loza) Guadan (1926 - 2014)

Marylou (Loza) Guadan
1926 - 2014
updated September 22, 2020
Marylou (Loza) Guadan was born on February 4, 1926 in Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jal. Mexico. She was born into the Loza family and married into the Guadan family. She married Manuel Guadan on September 3, 1950 and Manuel died. Marylou died on January 10, 2014 at age 87.

This daughter, wife and mother grew up in Santa Barbara and Monterey. After World War II, she moved to San Jose with her sisters and mother. In 1950 she married Manuel, who lived down the street from her family. She worked for the phone company, at canneries and at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. While caring for her son and daughter she also pitched in at their schools, helping with field trips, and attending band/choir events and teacher conferences. Marylou loved to shop and stroll through Valley Fair and then have a mocha with a treat or visit with friends. Cute hats, bright colors and a love of coats -- she had style!

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Guadan, Loza
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Mary Loza
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Ethnicity & Lineage

According to the California Federal Naturalization Records Maria De La Luz Loza Guadan entered into the United States via El Paso Texas from Mexico on July 16th 1926. She petitioned for naturalization in San Francisco California as Mary Lou Loza Guadan in 1956.

There is another record of her crossing from Jalisco via El Paso Texas on March 10th 1928. I'd assume this was to visit family.

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Born in Tepatlitan Jalisco, Mexico she immigrated via El Paso Texas and spent the majority of her later life in Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Jose, California.




Unknown. Although she was an active parent at St. Patrick's School, Holy Cross Church and Archbishop Mitty in San Jose CA.


Worked at the telephone company, at San Jose canneries and at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

Personal Life & Organizations

Marylou loved music -- big band, swing, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis, Tom Jones and flamenco music. Her sister did flamenco dancing and her nephews played the guitar. Watching PBS music concerts, like the July 4 show and the New Year's concert from Vienna, she really loved big sounds.

I remember watching musicals with her on TV and even on vacations we would go to Lake Tahoe and see a dinner or drink show at The Sahara or Harrah's. We saw Debbie Reynolds a few times; her energy was amazing. Wayne Newton dazzled everyone with his musical skills and Vegas-type flair.

She loved it all: The talent, the glitter, the dinner and drinks, not to mention dressing up and visiting the casino shops.

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Marylou (Loza) Guadan & Manuel Guadan

September 3, 1950
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May 27, 1923 - December 1986


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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 19, 2014

Marylou Guadan

Feb. 4, 1926 - Jan. 10, 2014

Marylou Guadan passed away peacefully at O'Connor Hospital after a short illness. Loving wife of the late Manuel (Manny) Guadan, loving mother of Scott A. Guadan and Debbie Guadan. Godmother of Randy Martin and Rochelle Robinson and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Marylou grew up in Santa Barbara and Monterey. She moved to San Jose in 1947 with her family and was married in 1950. She worked for the telephone company, local canneries and the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

She was an active parent with Dad at St. Patrick's School, Holy Cross Church and Archbishop Mitty High School, all in San Jose. She enjoyed gardening, big-band music, arts and crafts shows, and farmers' markets.

Marylou, who had a knack for sporting cute hats and bright coats, loved to go out shopping, for coffee or to visit with friends. She will be greatly missed.

A special thanks to Grace and all her friends at "The Club" in San Jose. And a thank-you to Tim and her friends at SarahCare in Campbell.

Family and friends are invited to a vigil service Wednesday Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Lima-Campagna-Alameda Mission Chapel, 600 S. Second St., San Jose, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass is Thursday Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 580 E. Jackson St., San Jose. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

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In 1926, in the year that Marylou (Loza) Guadan was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1932, she was only 6 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1955, when she was 29 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1971, Marylou was 45 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1984, at the age of 58 years old, Marylou was alive when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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