OBITUARY

Luz Severiana Mata

May 9, 1944September 20, 2020

Luz Mata was born to Aurora and Manuel Valdez in Laredo, Tx. She married Eddie Mata at St Agnes Church in Phoenix,Az on October 17, 1970. Luz is survived by her loving spouse of 50 yrs, Eddie Mata, her son Jose Luis (Brenda) and three grandchildren Samantha, EddieJ, Mariah, all from Phoenix. She is also survived by her sisters Hope Aguirre of Corpus Christi, TX., Frances Mata of Las Vegas, Nv, Aurora Garza, Elena Johnson (Robert), Tina Hernandez (Woody), Alicia Rodriquez (Joe) of Alice, TX, and Lupe Flores (Henry) of Victoria, TX and many nieces and nephews. Luz is preceded in death by her parents, son Troy Leonardo Mata and sisters Beatriz Martinez and Consuelo Resendez. She retired from Paradise Valley School District after 28 yrs. Luz was a woman of faith and devout member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Phoenix for 50 yrs.

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Becky Ili

October 3, 2020

I am so thankful to have known Lucy. I will miss her sassy texts, her encouragement and her love. She was always someone I enjoyed being around and laughing with. Her love of her family was amazing and I am going to miss her so much. Knowing Lucy is with Troy makes me smile. I love those two so much. My heart goes out to Eddie and Jose and all the family. Sending my love and hugs. Xo

Janie Fernandez

October 1, 2020

Yesterday my brother said to me "you know Luz she took care of everything" and she did. We know you did your best in everything you did. So what can I say, what can I do? To want to bring you back wouldn't do. All that knew you, know you stayed as long as you could. So you close your eyes and went to sleep knowing you had done all you could. Rest your soul, lie peacefully, no more pain, no more tears. Rejoice being reunited with Troy and all your loving family that awaited you. You may be gone but not forgotten, for you live forever in the hearts of friends and family. Til we meet again.
Janie R Fernandez
Phoenix, Az

Rebecca Mata Solorio

October 1, 2020

I have wonderful memories of my aunt Lucy...her smile and sweet spirit. I feel like she left a heart imprint wherever she went. My heart and prayers are with you.

Lupe Flores

September 29, 2020

My sister was always so cheerful and positive
Always ready to help her family and friends. We would always share our days when we were both working at schools. Always ready to help student and parents with what they needed. I’ll never forget the time she was upset because a reading book defined the “barrio” as the slums. So upset she had the book company correct it!!
That was Lucy always standing up for others.
I will miss you sister but I Know I will see you again.

Tina Hernandez

September 29, 2020

I was glad to have seen her last summer. She was a sister that was always there when anybody needed a helping hand,. You will be dearly missed. Praying for Eddie and Jose and grandchildren,We Love You All!

Elena Johnson

September 29, 2020

I’ve lost My sister, my best friend. Distance did not effect our bond. We talked or text just about every day. I visited her 2 or 3 times a year. We shared our joys and our sorrows. She saw my kids and grandkids as her own. I’m glad we were able to take a road trip with her and Eddie. Lots of memories were made. I will miss my sister. May she be rejoined with her son, Troy, our parents and sisters. I know you are in Heaven dancing with the angels. Love you, sister.

Linda Notaro-Churchill

September 28, 2020

Luz was our secretary at Indian Bend for many years and nearly all of the years I taught there. She took the best care of me! Stephanie and I were new teachers in a school full of veterans. She referred to us as "the girls," and she made sure we had whatever we needed whether it was supplies or encouragement. I can't count the number of times I cried on her shoulder in the supply closet behind her desk. She quickly became more than a co-worker. She was a dear and treasured friend. She invited me to her home and taught me how to cook when I moved into my first apartment. When she'd come to a celebration with my family, she always offer to drive my Nana home. When I left teaching and became a mom, she was one of only 2 people I ever allowed to babysit my son. She was family, and she loved my son. Eddie, my heart hurts for you. You two were a beautiful example of what love should look like. You are in my thoughts and my prayers every day. May you find some comfort knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus and with Troy. I will remember her forever. Sending you much love.

Connie Green

September 24, 2020

I was blessed to have Luz as a treasured neighbor for over 30 years.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a beloved sister, aunt, and friend to many. Thank you for being my friend, Luz..
You will be missed,. May you rest in peace with Troy at your side .
My sympathy to Eddie and Jose and family and all who knew her.🙏🏻😇🙏🏻

Michelle Carmichael

September 23, 2020

St Joseph Roman Catholic Parish 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee

Michelle Carmichael

September 23, 2020

Sincere condolences to Eddie and Jose from the staff at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish. May the Lord comfort you and wrap his loving arms around the family. May Luz Rest in Paradise.

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