Otilia “Tillie” Vivanco de Heath, 82, of Tehachapi, Calif., was called home by the Lord on Aug. 8, 2017.
A viewing will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, on Aug. 16, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Saint Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. E St., Tehachapi. Interment to follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery – Westside, 920 Enterprise Way, Tehachapi.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1934, to Manuela and Francisco Vivanco of Santo Domingo, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was married to Donald O. Heath for 43 years before his death in 2002. They had six children together, Rosemary Garcia from Kailua, Hawaii, John Heath from Waialua, Hawaii; Donald Heath from Palmdale, Calif.; Patricia Heath from Tehachapi, Calif.; Orlando Heath from Tehachapi, Calif.; and George Heath from Tehachapi, Calif. She had 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was a colorful person. She loved dancing, traveling, laughing and cooking, but most of all, she loved being surrounded by family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald O. Heath, and her granddaughter, Marina Garcia.
Services are being arranged through Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.