Orlinda V. Soto

Orlinda V. Soto, 87, of Glendale, Arizona passed away suddenly on August 25th, 2021. She was born in 1934 in Taos, New Mexico where she lived until she was 14. She then came to Arizona where she resided until her final days. Orlinda loved playing Bingo! Up until the days leading up to her passing, she was playing away. She even won her last game. She would often take a 3 day road trip to Laughlin, Nevada to play Bingo. Orlinda touched so many people’s lives in such a unique way. There wasn’t a day that went by without a card going into the mail for someone’s special occasion. Orlinda was also known for her cooking. She had quite the memory for each person’s special meal and would make their birthday special by making them their favorite food. She could make an amazing pineapple upside down cake. She made every person feel like they were the only one in the world, and they were incredibly special to her, as Orlinda was to every person remembering her. Orlinda was preceded in death by her parents, Eduardo and Bertha Vigil, and her son, Joe Lopez. She was also preceded by her brother, Cruzie and her sister, Mary. Orlinda is survived by her children: daughters; Mary Helen, Sugar and Sonia, and sons; Sisto (Esther) and Eddie (Barb). She also leaves behind her 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters; Helen (Ruben), Gloria (Arthur), Marcy and sister-in-law Glennyce. Services will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5510 W Cholla St, Glendale, AZ 85304. A public visitation at the church will begin at 9:15am - 10am. A funeral mass will immediately follow visitation. As per the families request: due to the wide spread of Covid, masks are recommended at the service and social distancing of 6 feet is asked, if possible. A Celebration of Life in Orlinda’s honor will be held at a later time.


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Orlinda V. Soto


Marsha Philbee

19 septiembre , 2021

The sad loss of my dear, lifelong friend, Orlinda can only be described by as a bright star shooting through the sky to heaven.
Orlinda was loved by all who were fortunate to know her. She will forever be missed.
I know she is with the angels and God watching over her precious family.
God bless my friend. May you rest in peace knowing you will always be remembered.

Sugar Soto

14 septiembre , 2021

Today, My eyes filled with tears as I finally came to terms that my mom is no longer going to be seen by my side. My traveling buddy and Bingo partner in crime has a better place to be. You're in my heart always!! Love your middle daughter, Sugar Babe

Manami Beech

13 septiembre , 2021

Little Nana was very fierce when it came to playing bingo. I’ve had the pleasure of playing bingo with her a couple of times. We shared a birthday together and I thought that was awesome. I’m glad she was able to meet her great grandsons. I pretty sure she is in heaven playing all the bingo she wants. Sending love to the whole family.
Love Sean and Manami Beech.

Felipe / Nattie Romo

6 septiembre , 2021

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. We will miss our Cousin dearly. We always enjoyed her cards and will miss them. May She Rest In Peace GOD BLESS

Tammy Yousif

4 septiembre , 2021

I was so saddened to here about your mom passing! I send my condolences to your family… I called Orlinda Grams from the first day I met her she was always so nice and friendly to me… she loved her burnt grilled cheese… fly with the angels sweet lady your truly missed!!!

Lucy Hernandez

3 septiembre , 2021

My condolence to the family. The last time I seen her she was at bingo happy like always . She told me hi and place her order which I knew grilled cheese burn and a Dr Pepper and a small cheese and Doritos. And she won that Sunday. Beautiful lady will miss her . Love to all her family and my dear friend Sugar prayers for your family

Delfino Torres

2 septiembre , 2021

Great Lady always looked forward to her visits when she came to Talpa, recieved a card from her the day before I was notified of her passing. Condolences to family, RIP.

Tammy Goff

2 septiembre , 2021

My Heart felt condolence go out to the family. I called Orlinda Mom, she was a very special Lady. I always felt like part of the family. Prayers for the Lords comfort for the family. HUGS for all.