September 14, 1928 - April 6, 2018
Born in Caruthers, CA
Resided in Salinas, California
Our mother enjoyed cooking, clipping recipes wherever she found them, reading, jigsaw puzzles, dancing, listening to music, coin collecting, visiting casinos, watching her Novelas, and lottery scratchers. In her younger days she enjoyed painting pictures, and walking on the beach with her metal detector looking for treasures. Our mom will always be remembered for her smile and her heart of gold.
This was no ordinary lady; she was special and we all knew that we were blessed with a treasure of a mother who loved life. There wasn’t a friend or a relative who came to visit without leaving with some kind of little trinket or something to eat. Her home was open to everyone and she enjoyed entertaining guests. She also loved receiving cards and phone calls especially from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our mom was well known for her sharp mind and witty personality. She remembered everything and everyone and was lovingly straightforward, even at the end of her life She taught us how to live life bravely, courageously, and to trust in our faith.
A special thanks to Jane Echeveria (Caregiver) for all her love and devotion to our beloved mother. We love you!
She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador M. Armendariz, son, Raul Diaz, daughter-in-law, Loretta Diaz, parents, Alfredo & Abelina Cruz, brother, Andrew F. Cruz, sisters, Edelia C. Martinez, Beatrice F. Cruz, Carmen Cruz, and Junie Cruz.
She is survived by her son, Richard Diaz, daughter, Lucia (Bob) Hansen, son, Abel Ligsay, granddaughters, Yvonne Chavez, April (Frankie) Espita, Deseri (Daniel Miranda) Ligsay, Adrienne (Angelo) Rodriquez, Christian (Jesse) Dominquez, Lesandra Ligsay, grandsons, Ruben (Penni) Chavez, Richard (Edie) Diaz and Jerakye Ligsay and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Rosary will be 7:00p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901
Funeral Mass will be 10:00a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Madonna Del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA. 93906.
Burial to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 4040 Moorpark Ave. Suite 1150 San Jose, CA 95113 or American Cancer Society, 945 S. Main Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Salinas, California 93901
Salinas, California 93901
Salinas, CA US 93906
Salinas, CA US 93901
San Jose, CA US 95117