Carolyn Marie Valencia

December 25, 1946 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Carolyn Valencia Obituary

In Loving Memory of 

Our Mom 

Carolyn Marie Valencia 

12/25/1946 - 11/14/2023 

Our dear Mother sadly passed away on November 14, 2023, at the age of 76. She was a dedicated wonderful, loving Mother who found happiness in raising her children and being there for family or friends when we needed her. Our Mom had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community she lived in, Union City, Calif. in the Bay Area. Carolyn, or Carol, some called her, was a role model. She was the strongest, most generous, loving person in all of her family or friend's lives. She was always our cheerleader and our constant supporter. Our Mom cherished family & her friendships and in return gave family & friends that very special, loyal and genuine love and friendship back. Our Mom always put family first; a value she instilled in all of us. She was the kind of person that will cross your path once in a lifetime. She loved spending time with her family, cooking traditional meals, sharing recipes and teaching her family to cook those special dishes like pasteles. Her heart was full of joy when her children and grandchildren would gather with her to cook, bake and decorate holiday cookies. It was definitely a privilege knowing her and having her in our family. Our Mom graduated from Tennyson High School and attended Chabot College in Alameda County. She was married to our dad, Michael M. Corjasso and had four children. Two sons, Michael & Rudy, and two daughters, Ulii & Iolani. Our Mom lived, raised us, and worked in Union City. She worked for New Haven Unified School District as a school bus driver until retirement-she really loved her job and people she worked with. She loved having summertime off to spend with her family. One of the highlights of her career was driving bus for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles in which she received an Olympic Gold Medal. Relocated to Stockton, Calif. where she made many new friends attended church, spent time with her family and lived the rest of her days to the fullest. Predeceased by; Her mother, Yvonne L. Olivera, her father, Rodolfo Cosio Valencia. siblings-Cheryl, Yvette, & Bobby. Her son's Rudy & Michael and Goddaughter Brenda. Survived by; Brother Ron, Daughters Ulii Corjasso and Iolani Corjasso; Grandchildren Maximiano Flores, Michael DeLaRosa, Ulii DeLaRosa, Meleana Flores and Kalea Corjasso; Great-grandchildren Gabriel Jaquez & Linnea DeLaRosa; Goddaughter Yvonne & Godson Nicholas. We will miss her so much and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We love you, Mom. Our rock, our hero, our brightest star. We are in the process of arranging her Celebration of Life and will post details soon.


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