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Virginia Nissen
April 16, 1928-May 31, 2018
Oakland, California

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Virginia (Rodriguez) Nissen was born in Madera, California to Tedosio and Cristina Rodriguez on April 16, 1928 and passed in her sleep very unexpectedly on May 31. She was 90 years old and in great health. She was one of eight siblings: Maria, Lupe, Annie, Louie, Rudy, Frank and Jose. She graduated from Madera Union High School in 1948. She went to Fresno State where she graduated with her teaching credentials and started teaching English to Spanish speaking children in Fresno. She then moved to Palo Alto and taught schoolchildren until she retired at the age of 65. She was very involved in Tennis and Golf competition with her dear friend and companion Dale Coulson. She moved to Oakland when she was 85 years old to live with her niece, Carmen Sanchez. Virginia is survived by her brother Frank Rodriguez of San Lorenzo and her manita (niece) Carmen Sanchez and many nieces and nephews throughout California.

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Her viewing and Rosary will be held at Cooper Mortuary in Oakland on Thursday June 7, 5 p.m. and the mass will be at St. Elizabeth Church in Oakland on Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. Her cremains will be taken to Madera Calvary cemetery at a later date.

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