Ernest Marquez Funeral Scheduled for February 19

Ernie Marquez spoke to Canyon Elementary  School fourth graders, who went on field trips to the family cemetery in Santa Monica Canyon.


A funeral mass is scheduled for Ernest Marquez, who died just a couple of months shy of his 100th birthday, at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 19, at the St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Avenue, Santa Monica.

Marquez was born on March 12 and passed away peacefully on January 6, 2024. There is parking available at the church (driveway entrance on California Avenue). A reception will follow in the St. Monica Parish Pavilion.

“All are invited to join us in this celebration of a life well lived,” the family said. “Feel free to share this invitation with others.”

Questions?  Reach out to Monica Marquez (

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One Response to Ernest Marquez Funeral Scheduled for February 19

  1. Roger Carson Later says:

    I love his books,…
    I loved the sparkle in Ernie’s eyes when I introduced my mother Evelyn Carson Later to him and he told my mother of the crush he had on my Aunt Vera Carson Owen when the two were at SAMOHI together.

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