Maria Serrano, 88, of Galt, died Jan. 30 in Lodi of natural causes. She was born Maria Ramirez on Sept. 25, 1915, in Jalisco, Mexico.
Mrs. Serrano lived in Watsonville from 1964 to 1991. In 1991, she moved to the Galt area.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and birds of all kinds, especially canaries and parakeets.
She is survived by her daughters, Refugio, Maria, Teresa, Martha, Florencia, Concepcion and Antonia; sons, Jose, Pablo, Juan, Margarito and Manuel; 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Salas Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church.
Committal will follow at Galt Cemetery.