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Mercedes Munoz

July 16, 2021
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Obituary for Mercedes Munoz

Mercedes Munoz, a longtime Dixon resident, passed away July 16, 2021 at the age of 93.
She was born in Juchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico in 1927- the youngest of four children. She immigrated to the
United States in 1947, settling in Stockton.
In the mid '60s, Mercedes, her husband Salvador Munoz, and their three children moved to Dixon. The
couple became well known as the owners of El Charro Cafe in downtown Dixon from 1968 to 1980.
Mercedes created her own recipes and the business attracted local residents and visitors from the
region and beyond.
Mercedes traveled after retiring, visiting Hawaii, New York City, Washington D.C., Florida, and took a
cruise to Mexico.
She became a United States citizen in July 2000.
Survivors include three children, Leticia Gutierrez Vodden (Eric)  of Marysville, Harvey Munoz (Buffy) of
Sacramento and Sandra Munoz Davis of Dixon; seven grandchildren, Andrew Vodden, Marisa Vodden
Perry, Sarah Munoz Humphrey, Anthony Munoz, Cameron Munoz, Angelina Davis Frye and Jaclyn Davis;
six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jose M. Gutierrez and Salvador Munoz; two sisters,
Magdalena Cisneros and Carmen Covarrubias; and brother, Jesus Huerta. 
Visitation will be July 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated on July 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Dixon. Burial will be at
Silveyville Cemetery.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

28

Jul

5:00 PM 7/28/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/28/2021 8:00:00 PM
Milton Carpenter Funeral Home

569 N. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

Milton Carpenter Funeral Home
569 N. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Service

Thursday

29

Jul

10:00 AM 7/29/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church

105 S. 2nd St.
Dixon, CA 95620

St. Peter's Catholic Church
105 S. 2nd St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Silveyville Cemetery Final Resting Place

800 S. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

800 S. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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