Dalia Blanca Smith Matamoros
1968 - 2013
May you rest in peace Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend.
Dalia Blanca Smith Matamoros, joined our Father in Heaven on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Her life long journey began when she was born to Rafael and Francis Matamoros on
March 1, 1968 in Blackfoot, ID. Dalia is fifth of ten children. She has six brothers and three sisters.
Dalia was raised in Blackfoot completing her early education where she graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1986.
In 1987 she left the town of Blackfoot and moved to Virginia in order to become a Nanny. Upon her return to Blackfoot she pledged that she would continue her education in order to earn her Degree as a Medical Assistant. She inspired many by graduating from Bryman School in Salt Lake City, UT. in 1999.
She would later pursue her career as a Medical Assistant for the next 15 years, working in a general family medical practice and seniors in their personal home. Although she never had any children of her own, she enjoyed teaching and working with them through the Meridian School District and loved sharing her free time with her nieces and nephews always expressing how they were just like her own.
Dalia married three times in hopes to find her true love, ultimately agreeing that remaining
single was her best option. She experienced some fun and exciting adventures through this passage traveling to San Diego, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Los Cabos San Lucas.
Her favorite past times included movies, walks with her dog BINGO, crocheting, working out at the gym, and socializing with her friends from the LDS church. She was baptized in the Boise, Temple in 2008 and lastly was a member of the Nampa 24th Ward in Nampa, ID.
Dalia settled into the Boise/Nampa area in 1996, calling this her home to rest.
She is survived by both parents, Rafael and Francis Matamoros, her brothers; Luis (Micaela) Matamoros of Blackfoot, ID, Ricardo (Sara) Matamoros of Houston, TX, Rafael Jr. (Judith) Matamoros of Hillsboro, OR, David (Addy) Matamoros of Kuna, ID, Mike Matamoros of San Diego, CA, and Ceasar Matamoros of Nampa, ID. Her sisters; Esmeralda (Javier) Cantu of San Antonio, TX, Norma Matamoros (Joe) of Nampa, ID and Nora Martinez of Nampa, ID. Nineteen nieces and nephews and eight great nieces and nephews.
Funeral viewing will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel located at 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa ID., where family will visit with friends and relatives before the service which will commence immediately following at 1:00 PM.
Interment will be at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, ID.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Apr. 25, 2013