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  • Ninfa “Nana” Navarro

    Birth: June 7, 1935 | Died: January 7, 2022

    Funeral Service Details

    VIEWING
    Sunday, January 30th -- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim

    FUNERAL MASS
    Monday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m.
    St. Anthony’s Claret Church, 1450 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim
    Graveside services following immediately after at
    Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange

    Ninfa, departed her loving family on January 7, 2022.

    Ninfa was born as Ninfa Nanez Velez, in Coy City, Texas on June 7, 1935 to Ventura and Maria Velez.

    Ninfa, also lovingly called “Nana”, is survived by Hector Navarro, her best friend and husband of 54 years. She is also survived by her son, Robert San Miguel; grandsons Joseph San Miguel, Efren Villarreal, and Robert San Miguel; granddaughter, Rikki Hakim; 8 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Holly Felipe; and sister, Betty Gonzalez. Ninfa is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Marcos Velez, Juan Velez, Rudolfo Velez and sister, Eva Jones.

    Ninfa grew up in Texas where she married her first husband, Jose P. San Miguel on September 4, 1954. Their son, Robert, was born on December 14, 1955. Ninfa and Jose moved to California in about 1956. While living in Placentia, Ninfa worked at Fenders and Claussen Pickles. In 1962 Jose was killed in an automobile accident.

    In 1967, Ninfa and her sister, Eva, went out dancing in Los Angeles. Hector was there and had a photo taken of him with his friends. Ninfa and Eva were in the background of the picture. Ninfa approached Hector and wanted the picture. Hector said “sure, if you dance with me”. They were married December 28, 1968 and spent 54 years together. Ninfa loved bingo, dancing, Shirley Temple movies and babysitting.

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