Margarita T. Alejo

  • Birth 2 Mar 1916 San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Death 30 Aug 2005 Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
  • Burial Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 11662361

Margarita 89, died at Watsonville Community Hospital. She began working at the age of 12.
She migrated to the United States during the Bracero Worker Program in the 1940s. After migrating throughout southern Texas and California, she made Watsonville her permanent home in the mid 1950s.
She was a longtime supporter of the United Farm Workers Union and was one of the first to open her doors to Cesar Chavez and the UFW when Chavez first began organizing farmworkers in Watsonville in 1969.
As a migrant farmworker, she raised eight children and was determined that each of her children received an education. She wanted her grandchildren to graduate from Universities.
She loved sewing, planting flowers, spending time with her dogs and having family gatherings. She also participated in community events such as the annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March.
She is survived by daughter; Paula Macias; sons, Tomas Alejo Jr., Eddie Alejo, Albert Alejo, Rafael Alejo, and Joshua Alejo; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, the activist Tomas Alejo Sr., and her children; Consuelo Alejo, Gil Alejo and Irma Alejo.


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  • Created by: dot
  • Added: 1 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11662361
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margarita T. Alejo (2 Mar 1916–30 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11662361, citing Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, USA ; Maintained by dot (contributor 46604592) .