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Maria Santos Madera Meza
June 28, 2019


Maria Santos Madera Meza, age 79 of Prosser, entered into rest on June 28, 2019 at her home in Prosser. She was born on November 5, 1939 to Antonio and Maria DeJesus (Escalante) Madera in Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico where she was raised and educated. Maria married Manuel M. Meza on September 22, 1962 in her home town and the couple made their home there until moving to Prosser in 1968.

Maria enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, sewing, knitting and cooking. She also worked a little out on the farms. Most of all, Maria was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Maria is survived by her husband of 57 years, Manuel Meza of Prosser; her children, M. Elizabeth Porras of Kennewick, Maria De Lourdes Meza-Jordan of Selah, Marta Meza and Jose Manuel Benitez of Prosser and Alma Lupe Meza-Nunez and Walter Nunez of Stockton, California; and seven grandchildren, Christina E. and Justin Duffey (husband), S. Raquel Santizo, Tyler McFerran, Jessica Porras, Benjamin and twins, Valentino, and Vicente Benitez. She is also survived by three brothers, Isabel Madera of San Mateo, California, Luis Madera of San Mateo, California and Guadalupe Madera of San Mateo, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Uriel Meza in 1986; sisters, Esther Landa and Maria Munoz; and brothers, Bartolo Madera, Eusebio Madera, Margarito Madera and Jose Madera.

Visitation will be held at Prosser Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 2nd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 3rd beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Concluding services and burial will follow in the Prosser Cemetery. You may leave a message for the family at

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1220 Sheridan Avenue
Prosser, WA 99350