May 20, 1937 – July 25, 2020
Beatriz Graciano “Tish”
Our adoring mother was born May 20, 1937 in El Capulin De Los Ruiz, Monte Escobedo, Zacatecas. She was called home on July 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 83. Mom went peacefully and as she wanted: in her own home surrounded by her family who loved her unconditionally. She entered eternal life to join our dad, Enrique, who predeceased her 35 years ago, as well as our brother Mike and her mother Fidelia who both left us in 2017.
We hold so many fond memories in our hearts of growing up in a small house with 8 kids. Mom was a strong and determined woman, but had lots of love in her heart for each of us. Although mom was widowed at the young age of 47, she continued to stand strong and nurtured us with her loving and caring ways. Her home was always the center of many family gatherings, and with 8 children, the house would soon be filled with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to follow.
One of the most memorable times we have is Christmas at her house and the tamale making process. She had her assignments for each one of us and we knew better than to not follow it! All the hard work paid off when it came time to enjoy our feast of tamales. She was the best teacher to her daughters as she taught them how to make tamales on their own. When she was no longer able to participate in making them, her daughters took over and mom would always supervise to make sure they were done right. She was very proud because they tasted just like hers!
Mom was always the center of our attention. At every birthday party for the grandkids, she was always lavished with love from all of us. Mother’s Day was also very special because she was doted on throughout the entire day. She would even brag to her neighbors and friends about all the gifts and flowers she had received from all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids; her kitchen looked like a flower shop!
She loved music, especially mariachi and accordion music. It always brought her good memories of when she was a young bride starting her life with our dad. Besides music, she also loved a good shopping trip and she fought hard to get well and come back home to us and go shopping once again, but it was not meant to be.
Although it hurts us to part with her, we know she was tired. But we were blessed with the opportunity to bring her home and lover her extra! We pampered her and told her how much we loved her, over and over again. She acknowledged our love by squeezing our hands very tight. Mom leaves a legacy of 7 children – Art, Elvia, Jay, Rosario, Enrique, Queta and Rosa Elva, 26 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 7 brothers and sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members who all adored her and will miss her greatly.
Mom- We know you are happy in your new place and you deserve that, you’ve earned it. You are now free of pain and sorrow. Please pray and watch over us and guide us every step of the way. It’s your time to dance with our dad and brother. We will forever hold you in our hearts and we promise to keep your memory alive.
You are, and always will be, the best “Ama” in the world!
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Anthony Catholic Church*Due to current restrictions, attendance is limited. The family has requested any attendance questions be directed to them. Thank you.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
August 4, 2020
My Beautiful Mom - You have left us with an empty heart.. nothing will fill that void. You were and always will be the Queen of our Hearts. You taught and raised us with so much love and respect. Always showing your love for each one of us individually. Always know that we will hold you in a special place in our hearts. The same place our Dad, our Brother Mike and Grandma Fidelia hold. You were always there for us - just a phone call away. We will miss that very much - to hear your voice, your laughter - your plans for the day. Thank you for all of the beautiful memories that were made in your home, - a home filled with many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I know how proud you were of everyone. We will keep your memory alive and continue the traditions you taught us throughout the years. It was hard letting you go , but we knew you were tired. You are now enjoying your new Home - you deserve it. Be at peace Mom for I promise you that we will continue to make you proud every single day. You never gave up on us. Descanse en Paz mi Madre Adorada. Gracias por todo su amor, su apoyo, sus consejos - gracias por darnos la vida. Ahora disfrute su vida nueva - Y guardenos un lugarcito en el cielo. Algun dia nuestra cadena se reunira de nuevo.
August 4, 2020
José Luis Graciano
July 31, 2020
Madre....no se ni como comenzar..y por donde comenzar.. tantos recuerdos nos as dejado .. desde nuestra niñez. En nuestro hogar siempre la escasez y el hambre abundó...sin embargo la felicidad compensó eso y mucho más..como olvidar todos tus sacrificios por luchar y hacernos dignos de que te sintieras orgullosa de nosotros. Y creemos en el fondo del corazón que no te defraudamos mamácita. Siempre nos presumiste de lo orgullosa que te sentías de nosotros y supimos corresponder. Madre mía... como recuerdo cuando hacía un calorón de los diablos oh llovía a cántaros y yo trabajando ..tú siempre preocupada por mi. Ya por la tarde me llamabas y me decías. ‘Mijo...si mami..decía yo... como te fue hoy..con este calorón. O lluvia .. estuve piense y piense en ti mijo 😢.. decía yo. Pos bien mami. Ya paso este día. Aver mañana que nos trae...🙏cuando te visitaba.. ya que me hiba . Me decías. Mijo cuídate mucho mucho. Y que dios te proteja mucho mijo... si mami le decía ..ahora a quien le voy a pedir su bendición cuando balla al Capulín🤷♂️Lo haré pero ahora en silencio ..recuerdo que nunca dejaba de ir por tu bendición antes de irme al rancho. Ahora los quesos las semillas tus dulces de leche tu miel que te traía . Que hago con ellos? Mamá. Parte de mi corazón se fue contigo siento un vacío inmenso .. pero me consuela el saber que al fin estarás con tu ‘miguelito’ que tanto le lloraste. Ahora ya son 3 angelitos en el cielo padre madre y hermano mayor .. abrazos hasta el cielo a los tres. Gracias ama por haber sido la mujer que fuiste .. si volviera a nacer desearía que fueras igual porque mejor no se puede. Fuiste lo mejor de lo mejor .. descanse en paz mi madrecita hermosa .. jamás dejaré de pensar en usted señora Beatriz Graciano ... mi madre !!!!te amo ama!!🥰🙏
July 31, 2020
Mami, te fuiste a un lugar hermoso, PARAISO, dejaste un vacio en nuestros corazon, pero ya eatas descansando en paz, sin dolor y sin agonia. Nunca dejare de recordarte y los momentos hermosos que dejaste. Tu estaras siempre en mi alma! Tu eres mi reina, mami te adoro con todas mis fuerzas. Sigue descansando, que el mundo es tuyo mami, ya no sufriras. Te pido ama que me guies en el camino correcto, ilumina mi destino. TE AMO mami.
July 31, 2020
Mami llegaste a tu paraiso, con tranquilidad y dignidad, no volveras a sentir dolor ni agonia. Dejaste un vacio en nuestro corazon. Siempre te vamos a tener en nuestras almas. Nunca dejaremos de recordarte, y de todo los momentos hermosos que dejaste. Tu eres mi Reina, mami. Descansa en paz. mami! Te amo y te adoro con todo mi corazon❤️ Tu hija que nunca va a dejar de pensar en ti. Te pido porfavor que me guies por el camino correcto.
TE AMO mami.