Re: Coronel in AZ and CA
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,
RAMONA MARY CORONEL (KUIVENHOVEN)WAS, MY GRANDMOTHER. I WAS HER FIRST BORN GRANDSON; DIRK -JR., SHE SPOILED ME . AND ALLOF HER EARTHLY DAYS MADE ME FEEL VERY SPECIAL. SHE PRAYED FOR ALL OF US; JOHN (HUSBAND) LIVED A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER DEATH 1982. SHE WAS BURRIED CATHOLIC AT ST MARYS CEMETARY IN GILROY, CALIFORNIA. AT THAT TIME SHE WAS SURVIED BY HER HUSBAND JOHN, AND3 SONS DIRK SR. WIFE MARILYN CHILDERN OF THE ELDEST SON DIRK - JR. MARK, DAUGHTER ELIZABETH . JOHN DIED IN 1984AND HER FIRST BORN SON DIRK CLIFFORD TRAGICALLY DIEDIN CAMARILLO , CALF. 1990 .AND HER FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER ELIZABETH WITH HER SON RICHARD TOGETHERON HIS 5TH BIRTHDAY. PERISHED (6-MOS LATERFORM THE DEATH OF DIRK SR.)IN A FIRE. ROY AND JOHN (MY UNCLES)THE TWINS WERE FIVE YEARS DIFFERNCE FROM THERE OLDER BROTHER; DIRK SR.. (MY- DAD)ROY-sr. (MY UNCLE) WAS MARRIED SEVERAL TIMES HOWEVER, HIS FIRST WIFE WAS FROM EL PASEO TEXAS KATHY (MY AUNT)SHE GAVE BIRTHTO THREE SPECIAL CHILDERN. THEY LIVED IN NAVATO , CALF. AND LATER, KATHY MOVED BACK TO HER BELOVED EL PASEOAND RAISED HER THREECHILDERN (MY COUSINS) THESES CHILDERN WERE RAMONA OTHER THREE GRAND CHILDERN ROY - JR., DAVID (NAMED AFTER DAVID RAMONAS HALF BROTHER IN LOS ANGLESFROMHER MOTHERS2ND MARRIAGE. FORHER FATHER PASSED AWAY EARLY IN LIFE.) and her secondBEAUTIFUL grand daughter JULIE SHE NOW LIVES IN ENCINTAS / SAN DIEGO, CALF.JOHN -JR. THE OTHER TWIN OF ROY -SR. HAS HAD DOMESTIC PARTNERS AND BROUGHT GREAT COMFORT TO RAMONA IN LATER YEARS, THERE ARE OTHER GRAND CHILDER FOR RAMONASEEDS OF ROY SR.GARY, AND CHRIS, AND STEP DAUGHTER AMIE, CHRISTINE,IDONT KNOW THE NAMES OF ROYS OTHER CHILDERN , BUT HE LOVED THEM AL ASWEL ASME HE WAS GREAT UNCLE AS HIS BROTHER/TWIN JOHN - JR. WAS ALSO, MY FRIEND WHEN THEY WERE 11YRS OLD IWAS BORN IN 1952 . THEY WERE MENOTRS AND IDLE THE FUNNY INTELEGENT AND MADE FEEL ALWAYS SPECIAL I WAS PROUD TO BE WITH THEM. AT 5YRS THEY GRADUATED AND OF TO THE ARMY IN GERMANY WHERE WITH LATER WITH AUNT KATHY MEET THE KUIVENHOVENS/grandpa JOHN - sr. (RAMONAS HUSBAND)family IN ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND. DURING ,THERE ARMY TOUR OF THE BERLIN WALL DAYS. ramona at young age worked to help support her mother and her mothers sister, and her half brother david and her brother rudy; she held in its day a mangment job with the may -companys dept.store in down town los anglesshe was very smart women in her day. she later meet johnwho she married late in life, no time to play she worked seriously take the number one provider for the family rudyher younger brother of her mother s first husband and father of ramona spoke english and spanish castilian style, not mexican;rappido/slang she was active catholic and john at the time was los light weight boxing champ. although this was not his goal or , ramonas ! rudy her younger brother adored john and quicly taught him the bite of jalepeno bario they drank mny pitcures of beer togther. after work.rudy coronel went to war to anzia and yes he was a true californio; the orginal zoot-suiter of the pubelo de los angles bario. he joined the armyand in anazi itally fought the germans on the beachhead he was pinned down for several weeks in a trench filled urine AND death, relieved the liFe of a fellow solider VIAABULLET TO THE HEAD! dying next too him with gangreen wounds, and worms; seriously this happen!! after the death of his friend and no medical or food or relif in sight, rudy jumped up and took fire from german machine GUNNEST HE RAN AND RETURNEDfire AT THE tank. he threw a hand grenad and took out the machine gun nest then took to the top of THE tank and open the HATCH while still under fire!! and dropped the 2ndhandgrenade into the tank!! much later he was wounded legg injury via machine gun bullet but completley recoverd. YES ! HE IS A HERO, A SILVER AND PURPLE HEART WERE AWARDED TO HIM. WHILE IN ITALY HIS LATIN BROWN SKIN AND ZOOT SUITE WAYS OF A TRUE CALIFORNIO WON HIM MANY ITALIAN AND ,SICILIAN LADIES, A TRUE ROMEO! THIS ALL VERY TRUE. WHEN PRIVATE CORONEL CAME HOME HE LIVED HIS LIFE OUT IN EAGLE ROCK, CALIFORNIA WITH TWO FEMALE CAPNIONS AND NO CHILDERN. THEY THE THERE RAN A COCINA IN THE BARIO OF LOS ANGLES WHERE SUNDAY MUNEDO WAS WORTH THE HANG OVER AND WAIT. MANY,WITH KETTLE OR POT IN HAND AND LINE-UP AROUND THE BLOCK; WAITING TO GO .RUDYS JOB WAS THE BARTENDER. HIS, FIRST LADIE RAN THE COCINA, AND THE 2ND LADIE RAN THE RESTURANT & TABLES AT THEBAR. THERE IS ALWAYS MORE BUT HE WAS REAL MAN. RAMONA WAS DIFFERENT AND YET SHE WAS ALWAYS FORGIVING OF HER BROTHERSAND SONS SHE WAS VERY FRUGEL AND CONSERATIVE... PLEASE PHONE DIRK KUIVENHOVEN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS I WOULD ENJOY KNOWING MORE ABOUT THE CORONEL FAMILY. AT 1-888-509-4954. ALSO, I WAS TOLD RAMONAS GREAT GRAND FATHER AND HIS BROTHER CAME FROM MADRID SPAIN TO MEXICO CITY THEN TO SANTE FE, (TODAYS NEW MEXICO) ANAD THE THEY WENT TO PUEPLO SAN PEDRO, CALF. AND THAT THERE ARE PICTURES OF FATHER IN THE LOS ANGES COUNTY MUSEM WITH HIS TWO WIVES ONE INDIAN LADIE APPEARS TO BE FROM SANTA FE / BIGGER BONE AND THER LADIE HAS SMALLER STATUE AND SMALL BONE STRUCTURE, ASIAN IN APPEARENCE A WEST COAST INDIAN FEATURE.