Violet Marquez began her life journey in Wagon Mountain, New Mexico on April 21, 1925 to the parents of Alfredo Montoya & Annie Pino. Violet returned home to our Heavenly Father on September 1, 2016 at the age of 91. She was a beloved mother of 11 children and blessed with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, along with many family and friends. She has preceded in death by her mother Annie Pino, father Alfredo Montoya, two brothers, Gustavo and Fernando, sister, Eva, three sons, Felipe, Salome, and Ernesto. She is survived by her immediate children, Carolina, Connie, Roberto, Priscilla, Josie, Annie, Art, and Manuel, and her three sisters, Bernice, Lucy, and Minnie. Best known for her courage, strength, and beauty Violet was devoted to her faith in God, which led her to serve as a Eucharistic minister for Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and Saint Vincent De Paul for many years. During her time at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Violet was given the privilege to carry the keys to the Church in order to set up mass and clean after services were held. With dedication to the Catholic Church, Violet had the opportunity to her to serve for Pope John Paul II in 1987 upon his visit to Tempe, AZ. Violet loved to make meals for any occasion for the whole family with recipes that seemed impossible to duplicate. The meals Violet is known for were her tamales, banana bread, and turkey stuffing (to name a few) that left an everlasting impression on our family’s lives. Violet’s colorful personality will forever live on through her children and grandchildren. Services for Violet Marquez will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chandler, Arizona at 9:30 AM. Please join her family and friends to honor and celebrate her vibrant life she lived on Earth.