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Hillcrest Funeral Home

1060 North Carolina Drive, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

Dolores L. Diaz

December 2, 1941April 10, 2020
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Dolores (Lola or Lolita) Legarreta Diaz, 78, of El Paso, Texas, entered Heaven's gates on April 10, 2020. She was born to the late Angel and Dolores Legarreta on December 2, 1941, in Fort Hancock, Texas. She married the late Jose Rosario Diaz, Sr. in 1960, and they lived together in El Paso for 44 years until the passing of her loving husband in 2005. Dolores is survived by her children Jose Rosario Diaz, Jr. (Irma), Bernardo L. Diaz (Sonny), Lorenzo L. Diaz (Eleanor), Consuelo L. Diaz, Daniel L. Diaz (Susie) and Celina L. Diaz (Valente). She is also survived by four sisters and two brothers; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends. She had 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, four brothers and two sisters. A loving mother and homemaker, Dolores was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. We enjoyed her storytelling of her siblings and growing up in a ranch in Fort Hancock. She was strong willed, brave and adventurous. As a teenager, she took her brother Roberto's car and drove it down Alameda Avenue. When he caught up to her, he asked her why did she take his car and she told him she wanted to learn how to drive. In her 20s, she worked with her sister Teresa prepping food in the cafeteria of Ysleta High School. She also worked as a nurse's assistant at a senior living facility. She always put others' needs before her own. She listened to all types of music, such artists as Doris Day, Elvis Presley, Lupillo Rivera, and LeAnn Rimes. She was spontaneous, she would dance and sing in the car or when cooking to liven up the mood. She liked to watch boxing; scary and old western movies. She wasn't a homebody, she liked to be on her feet enjoying life. She always made friends with everyone, young and old. She was our social butterfly. She enjoyed gardening and could grow anything, including cantaloupes, roses, anaheim peppers and pecan trees. Dolores was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. As her health declined, she often repeated the quote: "Live life with no regrets." The family gives their greatest and warmest gratitude to all of those who cared for her during her last days. Mom, now you are in "Un Rinconcito en El Cielo" with Dad (your one and only), family and friends. Don't worry about us, we'll be fine because you and Dad brought us up to be focused and resilient.

  • FAMILY

  • Jose R. Diaz, Husband (deceased)
  • Jose Rosario Diaz, Jr. (Irma), Son
  • Bernardo L. Diaz (Sonny), Son
  • Lorenzo L. Diaz (Eleanor), Son
  • Consuelo L. Diaz, Daughter
  • Daniel L. Diaz (Susie), Son
  • Celina L. Diaz (Valente), Daughter
  • Mrs. Diaz is also survived by four sisters and two brothers; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends. She also leaves behind9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren to cherish her memories.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jose Rosario Diaz Jr.(Son)
  • Lorenzo L. Diaz (Son)
  • Daniel L. Diaz (Son)
  • Valente Medina (Son-In-Law)
  • Adrian Joseph Diaz (Grandson)
  • Jeremiah Quijas Diaz (Grandson)

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Graveside

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

Memories

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Dale Healey

June 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers and best wishes are for your family. Dyla and Ralph Healey (Sonia's sister and brother-in-law)

Celina L. Diaz

June 24, 2020

Mom,

You were my best friend, confidant, adviser, cooking and driver's ed teacher, my everything. I can still see you driving Dad's Buick Roadmaster down your street with your curly, light brown hair flying in the wind. I want to thank you and Dad for guiding us on the right path and teching us to never give up. I will always cherish the talks, laughs and adventures we shared. I will keep on seeing our favorite scary movies. I will continue to make your deliciously famous salt and sugar cookies your Mom taught you to make when you were a little girl. Until I see you and Dad again, both of you will stay alive in my thoughts and heart forever.

With all my love,
Celina




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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Church Sunday out with the girls...

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Joe, Mom, Bernie and Sonny : September 2019

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Joe and Mom : April 9, 2020

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Joe, Mom and Bernie @ Desert Bloosom Rehab Center 9/8/2019

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Hello everyone!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Church Sunday out with the girls...

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Joe, Mom, Bernie and Sonny : September 2019

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Joe and Mom : April 9, 2020

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Joe, Mom and Bernie @ Desert Bloosom Rehab Center 9/8/2019

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