OBITUARY

Diana J. Maldonado

August 10, 1947June 11, 2014

Our beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, Diana J. Maldonado, passed away peacefully with family by her side on 11 June 2014. Dee, as she was affectionately known and called was born in El Paso, Texas on 10 August 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Maria Villalba and her younger brother Joe. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Joe, 3 children: Manny with wife Melanie, Tim with wife Brooke, and daughter Molly with husband Julio, and six grandchildren: Manny IV, Ethan, Ileana, Lucy, Isabella, and Christian. Family was the most important thing to Dee and she consistently strove to bring us together. Dee was a graduate of Ysleta High School and attended the University of Texas at El Paso and Sul Ross University. She was dedicated and active in all of her children’s school activities, the Cub Scouts, and served prominently as troop leader and trainer in the Girl Scouts for over 25 years. Her family, while in Europe, was their community’s Family of the Year for 5 of the 6 years they were stationed there. Dee’s charismatic and easy going personality, generous spirit, stories, and humor will be deeply missed. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Monday, June 16, 2014 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with a Funeral Service at 7:00 pm. Burial Eucharist will be at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina 598-3332.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Burial Eucharist Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Diana J. Maldonado

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June 19, 2014

Peace, prayers and blessings.
Juan Manuel Casas

Maria

June 18, 2014

Molly and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to meet your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and the kindness she extended to my daughter Myndi will never be forgotten. God Bless you.

Irma Lopez

June 16, 2014

A beautiful woman with a wonderful sense of humor, I will miss her when I get my hair and nails done. Such a remarkable woman, I loved to listen to her stories and jokes.

June 16, 2014

Farewell to Dee, my beautiful niece. Although we've lived at opposite ends of the country, our friendship has remained warm and friendly. Her beautiful, cheerfull personality will be missed tremendously by all, and the entire family in Connecticut sends our condolences and best wishes to Joe and the entire family in your days of mourning and beyond.

Lovingly --- Delma Villalba Way
Watertown, CT

GESU LAS

June 16, 2014

MAY THE PERPETUAL LIGHT OF JESUS SHINE UPON DEE AND REMAIN WITH HER FOREVER

Silvia Ybarra

June 16, 2014

Our love and admiration for Dee is forever. Her devotion to those she loved, family and friends, and her love of life, as well as her sense of humor are memories of her that I will always cherish

June 16, 2014

Never a dull moment when you were lucky enough to play at Dee's table on our monthly canasta night . So full of life and such in inspiration . We will miss her so very much . We we're so blessed to have had her touch our lives . Joni Levy

Anne Ambriz Kelly

June 15, 2014

Although our families lost touch over the years I will always fondly remember Mrs. Maldonado for her beautiful spirit and endless enthusiasm. May you RIP.

Karen Elliott -Tomczak

June 14, 2014

See was always smiling - memories are beautiful I know you have many.

Karen Elliott -Tomczak

June 14, 2014

See was always smiling - memories are beautiful I know you have many.