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Delma Scolari Tisdel Obituary

Delma Josephine Scolari Tisdel
Delma Josephine Scolari Tisdel

August 16, 1931 - July 25, 2013
Born in Greenfield, CA
Resided in Soledad, CA


Delma Josephine Scolari Tisdel, 81, of Soledad passed away on July 25, 2013 at Eden Valley Care Center with her family by her side. Delma was born in Greenfield, CA on August 16, 1931. She attended the Soledad Mission School, Gonzales High School (Class of 1949) and Hartnell College. She was a member of Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, YLI #83, Swiss American Club, Gonzales American Legion Auxiliary and the Ticinella Club.
About 50 years ago, Delma was very ill and prayed to the Virgin Mary that if she survived she would honor the Virgin Mary for as long as she lived. Delma recovered and keeping true to her promise began to collect Virgin Mary (Madonna) figurines. Delma's family and friends contributed to the collection which grew to over 300 and came from all over the world. An impressive collection, on several occasions Delma was asked to present her Madonnas during receptions honoring church dignitaries and special events. A display of the Madonnas will be presented at the reception.
She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore "Ted" A Tisdel Jr., her parents Roy and Rosa Scolari and her two brothers Lino " Rocky" and Melvin Scolari.
She is survived by her children, Bill (Sara) Tisdel of Monterey, Cindy (Tom) Fellows of Gonzales and Tom (Joanne) Tisdel of King City; grand-daughters, Camille (Doug Reicher) Tisdel of Syracuse NY, Tricia (Dan) Seduski of Salinas and Holly Fellows of Albany OR; sister, Doreen DeCarli of Salinas and step grandchildren Salvadore, Sophia, Angela and Alessando.
A Funeral Mass in her honor will be held at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, 235 Main Street, Soledad at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.
A reception will be held immediately after the Funeral Mass in the church hall.
Burial of her ashes will take place at the Soledad Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. after the reception.
Donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Eden Valley Care Center, 612 Main Street, Soledad, CA 93960 or charity of your choice.



Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Solitude Church
235 Main Street
Soledad, CA US
Friday, August 2, 2013
11:00 AM
Soledad District Cemetery
1711 Metz RD
Soledad, CA US
Friday, August 2, 2013
3:00 PM


St. Jude Childen's Hospital
501 Jude Pl
Memphis, TN US 38105
Eden Valley Care Center
612 Main St.
Soledad, CA US 93960
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