OBITUARY

Victoria Velazquez

September 29, 1947September 30, 2020
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Victoria Velazquez, age 73, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Victoria was born September 29, 1947 in Est. Ramírez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

She is survived by her loving husband Daniel, Eva Patiño, Vicenta Villarreal, Juan Garcia, Emilia Caldwell, Luis Garcia, Sally Longoria, Aneslmo Garcia, Mauricio Garcia and Cruz Garcia.

A Visitation will be held on October 13, 2020 at Chapel of the Chimes 7924 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85301 from 9 to 12pm. A Committal will follow at Glendale Memorial Park and Cemetery, 7844 N 61st Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85301

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChapeloftheChimesMortuary.com for the Velazquez family

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Biography

Victoria Velazquez was a modest woman, quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

Victoria was born on September 29, 1947 at home in Ramirez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Her parents were Aneslmo and Epifana Garcia. Victoria was raised in Arizona. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

Growing up in the Velazquez household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Victoria was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and she was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Victoria was raised with eleven siblings. She had five brothers, Cruz, Juan, Luis, Aneslmo, Mauricio, and four sisters, Vicenta, Eva, Emilia, and Aracelia. Victoria was constantly involved in activities with her brothers and sisters. Victoria and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Victoria was always consistently loyal to her family.

As a young child, Victoria was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. She wasn’t pushy and never forced her way into games or other activities. Victoria developed a variety of interests, though, and the things she enjoyed doing she did well. She was always curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. In her spare time she liked floral arranging. However, what Victoria enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

While her teachers and even her friends generally thought of Victoria as being a serious person, she managed to have a pretty good time in high school as she made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. The person she enjoyed learning from the most was her mother. She enjoyed participating in the School safety patrol from 1961 to 1963. Victoria was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using her exceptional memory, she was able to learn much through observation. Victoria always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though she could easily master any problem that might be presented to her.

Always considered to be a solid friend, Victoria was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during her life. Since she disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw her own conclusions based on direct observation, Victoria was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew her. She was committed to her friends and valued the trust she placed in them. It was not uncommon for Victoria to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought her out for advice because she had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of her best friends were her family, nieces and nephews, and coworkers.

On May 15, 2004 Victoria exchanged wedding vows with Daniel Velazquez at the family home in Phoenix, Arizona. Compassionate and devoted to Daniel, Victoria held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Daniel and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

Victoria greatly enjoyed what she did for a living. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Victoria enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Victoria was excellent at meeting deadlines. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Her primary occupation was warehouse work. She was employed for 27 years by the Revlon Company. Victoria worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Victoria liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. Since she enjoyed her private time, Victoria always tried to allocate a specific time for working on her hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were gardening. Victoria was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Victoria found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, she could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. She applauded those who won, and she enjoyed the statistical data and sports facts and could find herself wrapped up in those details. Victoria enjoyed recreational walking for exercise. She would watch her favorite sporting events whenever she got the opportunity. The top team on her list were the Arizona Cardinals.

Many organizations were grateful to have Victoria as a member, since she always brought with her a “stick to it” attitude and a high degree of common sense. Using straightforward methods to successfully complete the job, Victoria was a great planner who was incredibly well organized. It seemed that she was able to schedule any event or activity with ease. She always seemed to know exactly what needed to be done. Throughout her later years, Victoria was an active member of her church activity fundraiser.

As a woman who always showed great commitment to the things she believed in, it’s little wonder that Victoria was so active in her community. Being practical and mentally disciplined, Victoria preferred to base her decisions on first-hand experiences. Victoria was never afraid to roll up her sleeves and dig right in. Victoria was a member of several community groups, including serving on committees for the Golden Gate Community Center.

Victoria was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of the Apostolic Assembly of the faith in Christ Jesus for 25 years. During that time, she was involved in Missionary fundraising. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

Victoria enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since she was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Victoria appeared effortless. She enjoyed researching all of her examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where she traveled, Victoria always had a backup plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included trips to Colorado, California, and Oregon.

Victoria was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Victoria’s favorites was Honey, a Chihuahua puppy. They were best friends for 2 years.

When Victoria’s retirement finally arrived in 2000, she was well prepared. She always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things she knew, so she was very confident in planning her retirement. She had begun the process early and had her retirement all laid out well in advance. In retirement, she found new pleasure in caring for her mother and helping brothers and sisters. Even in retirement, Victoria continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in her new community and felt fulfilled.

Victoria Velazquez passed away on September 30, 2020 at Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix Arizona from Cardiac Arrest. She is survived by Husband Daniel, Brother Cruz, Juan, Luis, Anselmo, Mauricio, and sisters Eva, Vincenta, Emilia, and Sally. Services were held at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Victoria was laid to rest in Glendale Memorial Park and Cemetery, Glendale Arizona.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Victoria Velazquez. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.

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