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Josephine Diaz

Josephine Diaz (Orona)

March 19th, 1953 - March 5th, 2020
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Josephine Diaz, beloved wife, mother and grandmother was called up by the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2020. She was born on March 19th, 1953 to Ruben and Sally Orona, Josephine was a lifelong resident of Los Lunas, NM. She was a member of the 1971 class of Los Lunas High School. Josephine went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western New Mexico University. She retired from Los Lunas Schools in 2000, after a fruitful and impactful career teaching countless youth of Valencia county. Josephine married in 1975 to Xavier “Harvey” Diaz, she was blessed with 2 children, Jeremy and Patricia. She was known for her compassion and boundless love for family. Josephine was a devoted grandmother to Nicholas Diaz and Kianna, Adrian and Leah Tafoya. She enjoyed spending time with family and frequently had family gatherings. Josephine was also an avid reader and naturally curious. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Xavier Diaz. Josephine is survived by her 2 children; sisters, Alice Orona and Eloise Orona; 4 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Annie Saiz; lifelong friend, Sally Provencio; and many loving nieces and nephews. All services will be held at Tomé Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m., and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.
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  • Visitation

    March 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    March 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    7 North Church
    Tome, NM 87060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Rosary Service

    March 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    March 11th, 2020 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    7 North Church
    Tome, NM 87060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    March 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    March 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    7 North Church
    Tome, NM 87060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sandra Gromatzky

Posted at 08:02pm
So sorry for your loss. Josephine was a class mate and loved by most who new her. Prayers for her family. Sandra Bussey Gromatzky

Brenda J. Gomez-Glenn

Posted at 09:16pm
My heartfelt condolences to Jeremy, Patricia and grandchildren. I will always remember Jo's wonderful disposition. She always had a smile for everyone and was so kind. We were classmates from grade school thru graduation and was a very smart girl. I was happy to hear that she married Harvey and heard that she was a great teacher. She will dearly be missed.

Paul T. Luna

Posted at 02:39am
Dear Jeremy, Patricia, Alice and Eloise:

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom and Sister's passing, I have nothing but wonderful memories of her. Those memories go all the way back to school, where Josephine was loved by everyone. She touched so many lives through her many years as a teacher in Los Lunas, so many students have been Blessed by her love and care! I know she shared that same love and care with her family and especially her Grandchildren!! She will be missed, but I hope all the wonderful memories will help sustain each of you through this difficult time. Many Blessings to each of you!! Paul T. Luna

Melanie Padilla

Posted at 11:34am
May she Rest In Peace. Thank you for being my Teacher Mrs. Diaz 💚

Kathy Moya

Posted at 03:20pm
Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies..Jo was an amazing Person who will be missed by all who were lucky enuf to have shared in her life..

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