Maria Clara Ledesma



Maria Clara Ledesma

Maria Clara Ledesma, 88, of Grandview, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Sunnyside.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Edinburg, Texas, the daughter of Simon and Concepcion (Arevalo) Castilleja.

On March 13, 1948, she married Francisco “Frank” R. Ledesma in Edinburg.

Maria was an agricultural worker and enjoyed gardening, puzzles, cooking, embroidering and caring for grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser.

Maria is survived by her husband, Francisco “Frank” R. Ledesma of Grandview; four children, Lydia Ledesma, Sylvia Ledesma and Ray (Christina) Ledesma all of Grandview and Mario (Linda) Ledesma of Prosser; eight grandchildren, Yvonne (Raul) Jasso, Michelle Suarez, Nick Suarez, Nicole Ledesma, Lauren Ledesma, Anthony Ledesma, David Ledesma and Michael Ledesma; three great-grandchildren, Chezy Jasso, Elijah Jasso and Aniah Suarez. She is also survived by three brothers, Eusebio Castilleja, Efrain Castilleja and Sebastain Castilleja.


Maria Clara Ledesma

Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Concepcion Castilleja; two brothers, Rafael Castilleja and Albert Castilleja; and one sister, Josepha Rodriguez.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m., with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser. Burial will follow at the East Prosser Cemetery.

Those wishing to sign Maria’s online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

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