Hortencia Diaz Duran

July 12, 1938January 1, 2021

Hortencia Diaz Duran, 82, better known as Tencha, passed peacefully in her home with family at her side on January 1, 2021. Tencha was born on July 12, 1938 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico to Jose Angel and Benita Diaz. She was raised in Leon, Guanajuato. She then made the move to Visalia CA at the early age of 9 years old. She attended Visalia High School. Hortencia was married to Robert Duran for 50 years, who proceeded her in death. Together they had four children in which she is survived by, Rebecca (David) Scott, Victoria Duran, Robert (Rachel) Duran, and Ruben Duran. She was a wonderful & loving grandmother to ten grandchildren, Deseree, Tyler, Frankie, Isaiah, Vanessa, Cole, Lily, Aubrey, Andrea, and Cruz and was also blessed to have three great grandchildren, Anthony, Bobby, and Olivia. Hortencia is survived by her brothers, Tony, Joe, Ruben, and Raul Diaz and sister Celia Jaime. She is proceeded in death by her brother Lorenzo Diaz and sisters Aurora Jaime, and Victoria Maldonado. Tencha worked hard all of her life, mostly in factory work, where she made many friends along the way. Those who knew Tencha, knew her love of music. She loved to sing with the mariachi. You would always hear the sound of her voice echo in the house singing beautiful Spanish music. Tencha will always be remembered as a kind and sweet lady. She left many memories for us. She will be greatly missed and her legacy will live forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Monday, January, 18, 2021 from 4-6 pm at Miller’s Memorial Chapel with the Rosary being prayed at 5:00. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated outdoors on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Duran family.


  • Robert Duran, Jr.
  • Frankie A. Duran
  • Cruz E. Duran
  • Anthony Romero
  • Jacob Diaz
  • Ruben D. Duran


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Holy Rosary

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


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Rachel Duran

January 16, 2021

I don’t even know where to begin, I was blessed to have this beautiful lady as my mother in law for so many years. She was always so loving, took me in & treated me just like one of her own daughters. She would introduce me and say this is “mi hija”. She was always there when I needed her. She was a wonderful grandmother to my children. I never had to worry about their well being because when I took them to “Bobby & Grandmas”, they were right at home. I cannot thank her enough for raising such a good man, my husband, her son. Because of the family bond that Bobby & Tencha instilled in their children, I now have the same bond with my own children. I will miss hearing her voice, singing to us. I will miss our family dinners with all of us at her big dinner table, I will miss you dearly, my mother in law. Thank you for all you have done & all that you taught me to be. Your memory will always remain alive in us as I know your name will be mentioned daily. I love you so much my beautiful mother in law. Please continue to watch over us & continue to sing in heaven. Until we meet again....

Rebecca Martinez

January 15, 2021

We will remember all the good times we had with your parents. Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Your friends always Roy and Becky Martinez Arizona City Az

Juan Villa

January 14, 2021

Hortencia was the grandmother of my good friend Frankie Duran. When Frankie and I were kids, we would go to his grandparents house and she was always so welcoming and very hospitable. Hortencia treated me like I was her grandchild. She would always make us a quick snack or gave us treats. She will always be remembered.