Amid the uproar over Rodriguez’s fate at King-Harbor, relatives keep her memory alive.
By Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
June 17, 2007
In the 43 years before she died, Edith Isabel Rodriguez raised three children, volunteered in their classrooms, made their Halloween costumes and watched them grow up and have babies of their own.
She worked odd jobs as a housecleaner and a tamale vendor, struggled with drug addiction, had several run-ins with the law and lived at various relatives’ and friends’ homes.
But Rodriguez has received much more attention in death than in life.
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