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Leticia Loaiza

May 28, 1928January 24, 2019

Leticia Loaiza was born on May 28, 1928 in Salamina, Caldas and passed away on January 24, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

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Biography

Leticia was born in Salamina Caldas Colombia May28,1928, being the fifth of six children.
In her youth she loved riding and showing horses in various rodeos in the area. She was known for her beauty and elegance, something she took great pride in.
She married her husband, Vicente, a captain in the Colombian military. During Vicente's time in the military, they moved to many different cities in the country. They had 5 children during their marriage: son Fernando (d. 2017) and Mercedes, son Mario (d. 2012) and
Doris, son Omar and Olga, daughter Maria Carmenza, and son Jorge and his husband Ed George. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 4 grand-daughters and 4 grand-sons.

Out of her desire to always look good, Leticia became a certified aesthetician and eventually developed her own line of beauty care products. She also helped develop a line of high end fashion products in Colombia.

Leticia was a fighter and a rock, and was fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren and wanted to provide for them until the day she died.

She moved from Colombia to Los Angeles, CA when she was 61 years old to help her daughter. One year later she brought Jorge to California, followed by Omar and his family. While there she was a salesperson for a Korean beauty product company. At 83 years old she got to realize her dream of becoming a Texan, and moved to Dallas to be with Jorge and her new son Ed. She died in hospice at home, surrounded by family and friends and her beloved cat Miguel and dog Paco. Her wish is to be cremated and her remains taken back to Colombia and spread at sea.

While in Dallas she met many new friends, who helped participate in her love of gambling and trying to beat the "one armed bandit" on her terms. A sure-fire way to get her up and running was to mention Winstar casino, where she spent hours (and dollars!) trying for her share of millions. Other favorites of hers included as much manchego cheese as she could find, any kind of cake, and Colombian coffee.

Our special thanks go to Heart2Heart Hospice and especially Maria, who cared for Leticia daily until her death.