July 15, 1931 – June 25, 2019
Ofelia Morales-Santiago, age 87, passed away and was received into the loving embrace of God on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Tampa, Florida surrounded by her family. She was born on July 15, 1931 in Naranjito, Puerto Rico to Jesus and Eladia Rosado-Santiago, graduated from the Catholic University of Ponce then married Diego Luis Morales-Roman on December 27, 1952.
Having moved to Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas she obtained her second Bachelor’s Degree in Education from then Texas Western College (University of Texas, El Paso) and began her 32 year career with the El Paso Independent School District. While there she helped create the Spanish language program, taught elementary school, helped in the development of the bilingual kindergarten program and was selected as Teacher of the Year twice at Hughey Elementary School. She was a founding member of the El Paso Puerto Rican Association, a Catholic Daughter of America, catechist and lector at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Parish.
Preceded by her loving husband, she is survived by her children: Lisette Ofelia Rodriguez(husband Jose), Diego Luis Morales, Jr.(wife Rita), Luz Maria Azank(husband Ricardo), eight grand children, nine great grand children and three great great grand children. Also survived by her sisters: Araceli Rodriguez, Georgina Santiago, Reina Santiago, Rosa Maria Santiago, Juan de Jesus Santiago y Victor Luis Santiago.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
June 28, 2019
The Viera Family from El Paso TX wish to send their heartfelt condolences for your irreparable loss. We will deeply cherish the many loving memories of all her special, carefully planned get togethers ,her charasmatic,shining personality and her infectious, beautiful smile. She will be truly missed as she touched so many hearts in so many ways .