August 6, 1916March 3, 2012

Joe C. Diaz, Jr., 95, of Santa Paula, passed away March 3, 2012, in Santa Paula after a brief illness.

He was born in Globe, Ariz., San Carlos Res., on Aug. 6, 1913, and was a resident of Ventura County for 84 years coming from Globe, Ariz., San Carlos Res. He worked in construction for 30 years.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Cortez Diaz. He is survived by his daughter, Velia (husband John) Arellano; son, David (wife Jennie) Diaz; son, Joey Diaz; daughter, Sylvia Selvey; son, Sam (wife Isabel) Diaz; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 9 p.m., and rosary from 7 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 8, at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula. Funeral service will be Friday, March 9, at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.



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Gloria & Gabriel Garcia (Pedraza)

March 12, 2012

Velia, John & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Although, its been several years, since we last spoke, know that all of you will be in our prayers during this most difficult time.

Rosie Whipple (Trevizo) Class of '65

March 9, 2012

Sylvia and Joey: My condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you during your time of grief and preserve the greatest memories of your beloved father in your hearts forever.

Rey Frutos & Family

March 8, 2012

Sammy and the Diaz Family, sorry to hear about your loss, saying goodbye is very hard. Your Pops was a special person and was always sharp as a knife. Our prayers are with you during these hard times. May he rest in peace...

M Acevedo

March 8, 2012

Sorry for your loss, your father was a great story teller, loved to listen to him all the time. My prayer to you and family.

Yoli Torres-Murphy

March 8, 2012

My deepest sympathy to all the Diaz Family. Will always remember your Dad's beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Frank Guzman

March 8, 2012

Joey; I'm sorry to hear about your loss of your father. May his soul rest in peace and God bless you and your family. Frank Guzman, Class of '64

March 7, 2012

Hi Cuz...Our condolences to you and your entire family...Love Yvonne M.

Larry R. Mack

March 7, 2012

So very sorry to hear of your loss.

March 6, 2012

Joey, so sorry for your loss,I am in Santa Paula 3 days a week and saw your father,s obituary, so many years since we have seen each other, you were always a great friend. My prayers are with your family. Connie Castaneda Casas