Alma Perez

Died: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Alma Esther Perez, age 22, of Wapello, died Monday, December 25, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as the result of a vehicle accident.  The daughter of Manuel Melendrez and Laura Alicia Perez, she was born on June 12, 1995 in Muscatine.  

Alma graduated from Wapello High School in 2013 and attended Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Davenport.  She was working at Winegard’s in Burlington.

Alma was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbus Junction.  She enjoyed hair, makeup, tattoos, shopping, and mostly being with her son.

She is survived by her son Khristian Ruiz Perez; her parents; two sisters, Angela Maria Perez and Martha Laura Melendrez all of Wapello along with her grandparents, Jose de Jesus and Angela Saucedo Perez of Wapello and Sotero and Martha Gonzalez Melendrez of Zacatecas, Mexico.

The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbus Junction with Father Joseph Sia officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

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Judy zaugg
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love ya all

Brandy Estabrook
   Posted Thu December 28, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to all family and close friends.

Linda Gipple
   Posted Thu December 28, 2017
I am extremely sad to hear of Almas accident. I was her second grade teacher. It was my pleasure to share the time with her. She was a delightful girl and i know she worked hard and always diid what was asked. As she grew up she always took time to visit with me about her life. I pray that her dear son will recover from his i juries. May you all feel Gods comforting love.

d mullins
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
So very sorry to read of the tragic accident and loss of your Alma.
There is little that anyone can say or do to ease your pain and suffering. Life is so short and those we love are gone from our lives too quickly. Ecclesiastes 9:11 tells us that ":unexpected events effect us all." As we patiently wait for God to restore to life our loved ones in paradise on earth, may the love of family and friends bring you comfort at this time. (Acts 24:15 : "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time.

   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Mis más profundas condolencias por el reciente fallecimiento. Deseo que su alma descanse en paz y que encuentren pronto la resignación por tan enorme pérdida.

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