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Liz Carrasco-Wright

July 22, 1957 -- July 25, 2020


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Liz Carrasco-Wright

Liz Carrasco-Wright, 63, passed away on July 25, 2020, in Bakersfield.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 5 to 6 p.m. for siblings and from 6 to 10 p.m. for all others at Basham & Lara Funeral Care, 343 State Ave., Shafter. (Masks and social distancing will be required).

Funeral services will be held outdoors on Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, 2739 Panama Lane, Bakersfield. (Masks and social distancing will be required).

Liz was born on July 22, 1957, in Bakersfield, CA. A loving mother and homemaker, Liz was a remarkable cook who enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Liz's greatest passion was her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and watching them grow. Liz was referred to as a second mother by so many because of her selfless heart and desire to care for others. She enjoyed organizing gatherings with her siblings and spending time with her family and friends.

Liz was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Gamboa, and stepfather, Rogelio Gamboa. Liz is survived by her father, Reynaldo Martinez; her children: Brian, Melissa, Whitney, Alison, and Lauren; her sons-in-law: Tony, Paul, Henry, and Louie; her grandchildren: Anthony, Angelique, Steven, Benjamin, Brian, Zachary, Sean, Lily, Pedro, Henry, Kayla, Gianna, Laurissa, Louie, Lorenzo, and Lukas; her 20 siblings, aunt, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Pall bearers will be Brian Aguilar, Anthony Sandoval Jr., Roger Gamboa, Frankie Gamboa, Michael Gamboa, Gerald Alvarez, George Carrasco, and Jessie Carrasco.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Sandoval, Paul Reyes, Henry Ramirez, and Louie Castro.


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