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Violet Marquez

Marquez, Violet

 

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.

8 Comments

  • YOLANDA (YOGI) AVALOS Posted September 6, 2016 2:20 PM

    OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY, WE REMEMBER HER WELL ON THOSE TRIPS TO ROCKY FORD, COLORADO.
    WISHING YOU MUCH PEACE, LIGHT AND STRENGTH. SHE IS IN A VERY HAPPY PLACE WITH OTHERS THAT LOVE HER.
    LOVE YOUR COUSINS FROM COLORADO,
    JOE, YOLANDA (YOGI) AND IRMA

    • Sienna Marquez Posted September 10, 2016 5:21 PM

      Thank you so much for all your thoughts & prayers! We love you lots!-the Marquez family

  • Leticia Mendoza Posted September 8, 2016 9:43 AM

    Our sincere condolences go out to all of the Marquez family, and special love and prayers to Connie Talavera. We know how much you loved and cherished your mom, but please be comforted that she is indeed with Our Lord and Saviour now, at peace and well in the Light! You were blessed to have her and know her for so long, in good health and spirit, and be encouraged by her faithful servitude to God. With much love and sympathy for you all, from Leticia & Joaquin Mendoza & family in New Mexico.

    • Sienna Marquez Posted September 10, 2016 5:22 PM

      Thank you so much for all your thoughts & prayers! Love you lots!!-Marquez family

  • Connie talavera Posted December 18, 2016 1:36 PM

    The Angels gathered near your side, so very close to you For they knew the pain and suffering that you were going through
    I thought about so many things as I heldtightlyto your hand Oh,how I wished that you were Strong and Happy once again
    But your eyes were homeward to that place beyond the sky where Jesus held his outstretched arms It was time to say I will always keep you in my Heart
    I struggled with my selfish thoughts for I wanted you to stay so we could walk and talk again like we did……just yesterday
    But Jesus knew the answer and I knew you loved him so,
    So I Gave To You Life’s Greates Gifts, The Gift Of Letting You Go!!!

  • Jill Dunning Posted March 14, 2017 9:18 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of Violet’s passing. Although I had not spoken to her in years, I think of her often and loved her dearly. Love and blessings to Connie, Carolina and all of the family.

  • Connie T. Posted May 14, 2017 11:40 AM

    The Day God took you home

    A million times
    I have needed you,
    A million times I’ve cried
    If love alone
    Could have saved you,
    You never would have died
    In life I loved you dearly,
    In death I love you still.
    In my heart you hold a place
    No one can ever fill.
    It broke my heart to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone.
    Part of me went with you
    The Day God took you home.
    I love you momma with all my heart <3 ALWAYS

  • Connie talavera Posted October 8, 2018 8:41 AM

    Hello mom, I miss you so much!!

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