Maria Socorro Carrillo

August 6, 1925October 7, 2020

Maria Socorro Carrillo passed away peacefully on October 7, 2020 and is now joining her loving husband, Manuel Carrillo, in heaven. Born to Francisco and Carmen Quirrin in Tucson, Arizona on August 6, 1925. Loving mother to Mercedes (Mark), Dolores, Manuel (Viola), Joe (Chellie), and the late Manuel Jr. Beloved grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. Her favorite pastime was gardening, crocheting, and playing with her dog "Sophie." To truly know her was to love her. Her favorite color purple will forever live in our hearts. Private services will be held at a later date.


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Liinda Lopez

October 19, 2020

It's been hard to know what to say about losing another parental figure. And that is exactly what Mrs C was to us. From day one She treated us all like family. We will always remember all the great camping trips and parties. The great food. All the laughter and craziness. No matter what the situation Mrs C, handled it with grace and wisdom. Forever in our hearts. We know you are at Peace and dancing with Manuel again. Love, Ben, Linda and Ben Jr.

Joe Carrillo

October 13, 2020

Mom, it's taken me days to figure out what to say because words can never express how much you meant to me. My heart hurts and my soul is empty. You were the best friend and mother anyone could have . I'm happy you are now at peace with dad and free of pain. I will forever love and miss you mom.


Pete Rosas

October 12, 2020

I met Mrs C when I First met Joe, I was 17 that first time.
Mrs C always welcomed me in to their house, with a how are you, how’s your parents and always with are you hungry. She always was so welcoming, it’s like I was part of the family. Here birthday is the 6th and mine was the 7th which meant I never forgot hers.
I’ll remember you always Mrs C. You will always be a part of my youth and a part of my life. May you rest at peace, and when you see Mr C, give him my regards.

Doris Clubb

October 10, 2020

It was my pleasure and honor to have known Maria Socorro Carrillo. She was the best Mother, Grandmother , Tia, and Friend. I witnessed her be so full of energy and life to the very end. Maria was always so happy, especially when she was dancing. I had the privilege of dancing with her at a few family events and she didn't care who she danced with as long as she was out on the dance floor. Maria was such a classy woman all while being cool at the same time. Maria and I truly bonded over our Religion and strong faith. She was a very Religious woman and I truly respected her for this. Maria offered so much love to everyone around her and I felt every ounce of it. I know you are dancing in the sky with your husband, Mr.Carrillo, right now.
With so much love,
Doris Clubb

Aaron White

October 10, 2020

I was blessed to have met Maria twice in her lifetime and what an honor that was. When I was first introduced to her she immediately said “oh I’ve already met him, he’s family”. The warmth and love she gave me after only being introduced once was a true testament to the loving woman she was. While I was only able to share a small portion of her life, I know her memory will forever live on. I hope your dancing with your husband as you said you couldn’t wait to do. May your memory live on and may you finally be at peace.

Sergio Macias

October 10, 2020

My family and I met Maria Socorro later in her life, but will be remembered for her youthful energy and endearing personality. The moments that we shared I saw that she was always in the moment and wanted to dance. From the backyard of my Madrina's house to hotel ballrooms, she was always dancing. I never dance but whenever we were in the same venue, she'd always get me out of my seat to dance with her. She would be the only one that could get me out of my seat to dance, and the night would get better after she got me out of my shell. Outside of celebrations, I would see her from time to time with my mother and I would hear them trade stories about their children. Maria Socorro showed our family a lot of love, love that you can see that was passed down to her children. Even though she is no longer with us, her memory lives on through that love she passed down to them, and anybody who had the extraordinary blessing of having met her. May she rest in peace.

Andrea Cardoza

October 7, 2020

Nana there are so many memories and wonderful moments when I think of you and all the times we shared and to pick just one would be impossible. I remember how you would sit at the kitchen table with me and Tata drawing and doodling. I remember when we would come to bring you your favorite food and you would sit with your cup of coffee, sweet bread, and the newspaper. I think of how many laughs we shared together and all the old black and white shows you would watch on your tv all day long and how proud you were of me. I know you are not hurting any more and I know you are happy with Tata in heaven dancing away to your hearts content. We will all miss you Nana and remember you every day. Give Tata a kiss for us and tell him we love him and miss him. I know you will be watching over us always and we will always love you and miss you.

Love forever and always,

Chellie Carrillo

October 7, 2020

Where do I begin to express my sincere gratitude to you for accepting and treating me as your own daughter for the past 25 years. You taught me so very much over the years, which has allowed me to grow into a strong, loving, and forgiving mother, and wife. I will always cherish our talks and especially those where you were most raw and vulnerable in sharing your past experiences with me. It was at this time, that I realized to truely know you was to love you. The special bond you had with your son is one that so many strive for and never achieve in a lifetime. I promise to you that I will continue to love and support your son as much as you did. You will forever live in our hearts and as Andrea and Malisa continue to grow, I will share with them all the life lessons you shared with me. God Bless you always,
your loving daughter in law Chellie.

Malisa Carrillo

October 7, 2020

To My Nana,
Where does one even begin to share the memories you and I had. From sharing our Wednesday lunches, to watching all my favorite shows with you, to you making me your amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a cold glass of milk. Nana, in the time we had you showed me how to french and dutch braid my own hair, you showed me your green thumb of gardening, and you showed me how to be unapologetically myself just like how you were. The one thing you taught me that I am most grateful for is showing me strength. You gave me a front row seat to seeing your strength, and Nana you were the strongest woman I have ever met. In my 21 years, you showed me, gave me, and loved me so much that I have enough love from you to last me three lifetimes. You were the best grandma, the best person, and most of all the best friend that has ever touched my heart. I wish we had 21 more years Nana, but I know you finally got that dance with Tata that you had been waiting so long for. You dance your heart away with Tata, and don't worry I will take care of my Dad. We've got this. As you would say "I love you too much" and Nana I love you way too much.
Love Always,
La Baby, Misa.

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