Yazbik Wade Daw

May 18, 1929September 10, 2011

Yazbik Wade Daw, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, born May 18, 1929, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on September 10, 2011. Born in Mesa, Arizona, his family moved to El Paso, Texas where he graduated from Austin High School and attended Texas Western College. Yaz was the founder of DAW’S Home Furnishings and Thomasville of El Paso, which evolved from the original S.O.S. TV and Appliance Company. He enthusiastically served the city of El Paso and its surrounding areas for over 61 years. Yaz was involved in many organizations supporting the Catholic Diocese of El Paso where he served on the Catholic Diocese Boards of Education, Finance, Legacy Foundation, Priests Retirement and Migrant & Refugee Councils. He served the University of Texas at El Paso as a participant in the Miner Foundation, the Touchdown Club and several university development campaigns. He was recognized as grandparent of the year by the City of El Paso, a recipient of the Seed Award, given by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, and was also named a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, an honorable global organization of the Catholic Church to help preserve the faith in the Holy Land.

Yaz was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Emilie Daw, his son, Richard Daw, his daughter, Linda Daw Hudson and his grandson, Matthew Hicks. Yaz was dedicated to God and his family and will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Rosalie Duchay Daw, his son, Wade Daw (Marsha), son-in-law, Terry Hudson, daughter, Laura Daw Boggs (Randy), daughter, Patti Daw Yetter (Paul), son, Mark Daw (Liz), daughter, Mary Daw Quinn (John), son, Greg Daw (Susan) and daughter, Teresa Daw Hicks (Tom). Yaz will also be remembered by his precious legacy of grandchildren: Christian & Jessica Daw, Tim & Andrea Hudson, Ryan & Melanie Hudson Hoover, Jacob, Nicholas, Richard & Robert Boggs, Chris & Lisa Boggs Patton, Chris, Mark, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Andrew & Daniel Yetter, Bryan, Stephanie, Jason, Vanessa & Patrick Daw, Rich, Clarissa, John Paul & Anthony Quinn, Zach, Cassidy & Hayley Daw, Luke & Camille Hicks and great-grandchildren, Katie & Sammy Hoover. He is survived by his brother, Jimmie Daw (Lois) and his sisters, Essie Ayoub (Joe) & Madeline Jabor (Tony), many nieces and nephews and his long-time friend Monsignor Francis J. Smith. Many other friends, colleagues, and co-workers will also cherish Yaz’s memory.

Visitation will take place at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, beginning at 5:30pm, with Rosary following at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, N.M. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jacob Boggs, Jason Daw, Zach Daw, Luke Hicks, Tim Hudson, Anthony Quinn, John Paul Quinn and Michael Yetter. Honorary pallbearers will be all his other grandsons. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Muneer Assi, Dr. Edward Assi, Dr. George Halow and all who took care of him from Envision Hospice, Jessica Arenas, Liz Guerrero, Marcos Cardenas, Soledad and Rode Lujan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc., 6408 Calle Placido, El Paso, Texas 79912 or the Catholic Diocese of El Paso St. Charles Seminary Education Fund, 499 St. Matthews Street, El Paso, Texas 79907. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas, 79912.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Lolly Randal

September 22, 2011

Rosie and family, Yaz was a wonderful family man; someone who added meaning of what it means to be a husband, dad and jido. He will be missed, but he left behind a wonderful legacy - his family and friends. God bless you all. Love, Lolly Nabhan Randal

Patty Hattar

September 21, 2011

Dear Rosie and family, Sager and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Yazbik was a lovely man and very kind.

September 21, 2011

Memory Eternal.... May God rest his wonderful soul and be with the family at this time. My sincere sympathy and love to the Daw family.
Salma M. Isaac

Margarita Avila

September 20, 2011

Dear Wade and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. May our Lord comfort you and grant you peace at this difficult time. It is so hard to loose one's parents, but may you find comfort in knowing that you have one more angel watching all of you from above.
Margarita Escandon Avila

Dave Aranda-Richards

September 20, 2011

Knew Yazbik since his dad had a store by Lakeside. What a wonderful gentleman. He helped so many people so many ways and so unselfish. A true Christian. He is kicking up gold dust in heaven with a guy he helped so much by the name of Mera Gutierrez. You were quite a man Yazbik!
Dave Richards

Rosanna Hajjar

September 19, 2011

Rosie and family!! May you be conforted in the knowledge that uncle Yaz is happy in the presence of our Lord and Savior, with no more sorrow and no more pain, reunited with his son and daughter and our beautiful Mathew. I'm very sorry for your loss ! Pls. accept my sincere condolences.

With much love,

Rosanna Hajjar

September 18, 2011

Dear Teresa and Daw Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dad. His legacy will remain strong in his children and grandchildren. Our prayers will be with you and your family, and especially your wonderful mom, during this difficult time.

Melissa Calderon and Melinda Azar

Rosa Maria Orozco

September 17, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Ernesto and Blanche Martinez

September 17, 2011

Rosie, Blanche and I, have very happy memories of you, Jaz, and the Daw family while we had our children together at St. Joseph School. We will keep those memories as a treasure. From our family Edmond, Michelle, Danny, and ourselves, we pray that you find peace and especially the love that Yaz had for you. Our love and Prayers go with you during this time. May his memory help you every day of your lives.

The Cathedral High School Los Que Van Quedando Alumni

September 17, 2011

We the Cathedral High School Alumni wish extend to the Yazbik Daw family our deepest sympathy. There is little that we can say that will comfort you in this hour of your bereavement.

May you find solace in the inspiring memories of the exemplary life of Mr. Daw. May he enjoy his eternal rest and the rewards he has earned.

We hope that you derive some measure of comfort in the knowledge that we share your grief. It saddens the heart when one of our own is sent to his Glorious Reward. But you can rest assured that Jaz will not be forgotten by us.

Jaz will be remembered as an associate of Cathedral High School, on November 2, 2011 at the Cathedral High School Alumni Memorial Mass at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral.