Agnes E Victorian passed away on Monday April 26th, 2021 at the age of 89 in the city of Murrieta in the county of Riverside California. She lived the last 8 years in the care of her eldest son and wife Raymond and Danette Victorian.
Agnes was born in Sterling, Colorado to Ikeless and Mary Ellen Broussard on January 21, 1932 and was the youngest of three children. Agnes’s father passed away when she was young and she and her two sisters were raised by their mother, Ellen, who remained a single mom and never remarried. Ellen and the children moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana where the girls would spend their years growing to young adults. Agnes attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic school in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She would later work part time at a movie theater selling tickets and as a Lab Tech in the local hospital.
Agnes was married to Raymond Victorian on October 5th, 1955 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and had three sons, Raymond Jr., born 1958, Ronald, born 1959, and Gary, born 1971. Throughout Raymond’s military career they lived in various places in country and abroad. They lived in Oxnard and moved to Berkeley, Ca. from 1981 to 2011.
As a housewife, Agnes was a loving and caring wife and mother. With our father away at various Naval duty stations which included two tours in Vietnam, she was sometimes both our mother and father figure. She was selfless and giving in providing for our family to ensure that we were protected and loved. She instilled in us the foundation of good morals and values that gave us a strong sense of what’s right and wrong. Through her strength and resilience, we learned how to be mentally strong and think for ourselves. She would say to us “do you want to be a leader or follower”. Through her actions she defined for us what a strong work ethic was. Some of her favorite words of wisdom were, “work hard if you want a good life”, “do things right the first time”, and “lazy people work the hardest”. She encouraged us to try new things and take on challenges, saying to us, “if there’s a will there’s a way”. She was giving and unselfish in putting our needs and that of others before her own. Moms love and guidance gave us everything we needed to go out into the world to live our lives. Mom, you and your love will be missed.
Agnes is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, who passed away in February 2018, mother, Ellen, and eldest sister Theresa.
Agnes is survived by her three sons, Raymond, Ronald, and Gary, her sister Ellen Bernard, grandson, Michael and great-granddaughter Mia, and daughter-n-laws Claudia and Danette. She is also survived by her loving nieces, Patricia Mansfield, who was a constant presence in moms’ life from day to day and Violet Lukens.
Services for Agnes will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 12:00 pm at the Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California, where she will be placed with her husband in the memorial wall.
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