Hope Diaz, 86, went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2015. 'To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.' II Corinthians 5:8 She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Leo Diaz; children, Ron (Rosalie) Diaz, Dennis (Judy) Diaz and Peggy (Tony) Armijo; sisters, Josie Sandoval, Martha Gonzales and Genevieve (John) Elizondo; sister-in-law, Irene (Fred) Carillo; and brother-in-law, Joe Diaz; eight grandchildren, Larry Diaz, Michael Diaz, Chad Armijo, Amy Diaz-Elson, Jared Diaz, Rae Ann Armijo, Derek Diaz and Jordan Armijo; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lula Mehan; siblings, Lou Chavez, Edna Sanchez, Joe and Manuel Mehan; and daughter-in- law, Veronica Diaz. Hope was a kind and loving mother who liked to prepare and share delicious meals and visit with her family. She taught her children and grandchildren to respect and treat others kindly. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Viewing, 9 a.m. followed by funeral Mass, 10 a.m Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens followed by reception. Love is happiness, hope, faith and life all rolled into one – that was our mom, grandma, great grandma and dad's wife. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made directly to your favorite local charity. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. The Lucero family would like to express our deepest sympathies to you all. We are so sorry for your loss. Hope was a wonderful lady. Very kind and an amazing woman. Our thoughts and prayers with you all. She will be dancing with the angels and with our angel (Veronica). God Bless you all during this time of sadness. We are so glad that we got to know the Diaz”s. You are all so well mannered and respectable. Our best hopes, prayers and wishes to you all.

  2. My Darling Hope i will never forget How kind you were to me at King Soopers you always were with your besutiful daughter and always asked me for my sister .Today you see the face of God and i know that we here on earth will miss you my Angel !

  3. Hope was for us a caring, loving, and patient neighbor and friend. My family was so privileged to have her as a neighbor. Five of my grandchildren knew Hope and were excited when she would come to the fence and chat with them. The sense of loss is overwhelming. Her presence leaves a void and she will be missed dearly. We are so sorry for your loss. People like Hope come along rarely and we were so blessed to have known her.

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