Irene Marie Villaneda, 85, of Pleasanton passed away on January 29, 2021, in Jourdanton. She was born in Yuma, Arizona on October 19, 1935, to Ernest Villarreal and Marilyn Miller.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Villarreal and Marilyn Miller; husband, Ralph Villaneda; son, James Villaneda; great-granddaughter, Gwendalyn Diaz; brother, Fred Villarreal; brother, Ernest Villarreal Jr.; and sister, Beatrice Brown.

Irene and Ralph were married on November 14, 1954, in El Centro, California. Irene was an ICU and ER nurse for over 30 years.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Wilson of Grand Terrace, California, Ralph Villaneda Jr. of Pleasanton, Elizabeth Brady of Pleasanton and David Villaneda of Big River, California; siblings, Helen Morales of Grand Terrace, California, Bertha Ornales of Fresno, California and Richard Villareal and wife Dolores of Bloomington, California; 17 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.

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