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Services for Sen. Jenny Oropeza scheduled Monday

October 22, 2010 |  4:23 pm

Funeral services will be held Monday for state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), who died Wednesday after a lengthy illness.

The services, which are open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in the Church of Our Fathers at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, 4471 Lincoln Ave., Cypress.

Oropeza, 53, served in the state Senate and Assembly as well as on the Long Beach City Council and Long Beach school board.

She had been treated for liver cancer and had been deemed cancer-free in 2005, but this year was diagnosed with a blood clot in her abdomen. She died at Long Beach Memorial Hospital just hours after arriving there complaining of difficulty breathing.

Read Oropeza's obituary here.

-- Patrick McGreevy