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Arbelle Cervantes
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Arbelle Floyd Cervantes, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 12.

She was born in Arkansas, and grew up in San Diego.

Mrs. Cervantes was employed many years as a bookkeeper and office manager.

She was a lifelong member of the Assembly of God Church, a former Sunday school teacher, choir vocalist, and general all around church volunteer. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, playing piano, and singing gospel tunes.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her family will miss her.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Cervantes; sons, Charles (Pamela), Carl (Cathy), Clyde (Denise), and Cary (Kelly); brothers, Chris and Wesley Waits; sister, Floy Waits Kennedy; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 51 years, Al Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in memory of Arbelle Floyd Cervantes to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356 or

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Sept. 25, 2013