Alicia Carmen Gordillo, 87, of Santa Clara, CA, passed away on October 29, 2019 in Tracy, CA.
Alicia was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Susana Amador Bravo and Ricardo Bravo on June 28th, 1934. She married Roger Salvador Gordillo on September 21, 1951 in San Francisco.
She became a US Citizen and was actively involved in local politics such as campaigning for the Chief of Police and Mayor of Santa Clara in the early 1970’s. She was instrumental in stopping a livestock slaughterhouse from being built in Santa Clara. Through Alicia’s and her husband’s efforts the slaughterhouse was voted against by Santa Clara City council. Great America and Levi’s Stadium now stand where the slaughterhouse would have been.
She was involved with St. Claire’s Church in Santa Clara where she volunteered her time to help many others. Her love for bingo was a favorite pastime she often shared with friends and family. Alicia held many titles such as a seamstress, cook, political activist, American citizen, wife, mother, grandmother just to name a few.
Alicia is survived by her five children: Lucila Gordillo, Elizabeth “Liz” Rios, Margie Gordillo, Vilma Arvayo and Roger Gordillo; brother Joseph Bravo, 9 Grandchildren; 18 great-Grandchildren and 2 great-great-Grandchildren.
Celebration of Life & Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 7 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Napredak Hall 770 Montague Expy, San Jose, CA 95131.
For more information contact: Tanya Orozco at 408-688-4390 or Jason Lucero at 408-858-7733
The family of Alicia Gordillo wishes to extend our sincere thanks for those who loved and respected her as their own grandmother, or family member.