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VASQUEZ, NANCY R. (DIAZ) October 25, 1949 to February 11, 2013 Nancy Vasquez passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday evening, February 11, 2013. During her brief illness and until she took her last breath, her husband, daughters, brother and sister were at her side. Extended family members and close friends also kept a vigil during this time providing support and comfort to the family. Nancy, a native San Diegan, was the middle child of David G. and Mary C. Diaz, and grew up in Southeast San Diego. She attended St. Jude's Academy, Cathedral Girls and Lincoln High Schools and graduated from San Diego High School, Class of 1967. She and her siblings had a wonderful childhood raised by loving and religious parents whom she adored. It was at Lincoln High School where she met the love of her life, Jesse Vasquez. She and Jesse were married at the USD Immaculata Catholic Church on August 8, 1970, shortly before he was drafted into the Army. They were happily married for 42 ½ years and had two daughters together, Jessica Marie and Mary Frances. Nancy was a loving, devoted, compassionate mother, grandmother, wife, daughter and sister. Her grandson Nicholas was the light of her life and she was happily expecting the birth of her second grandson, Guillermo, born February 21st. Nancy is survived by her husband Jesse, daughters Mary (Ryan) Johnson, Jessica (Guillermo) Gamboa Jr., grandsons, Nicholas Johnson and Guillermo Gamboa III, brother, Sisto Diaz, sister, Frances Diaz, extended family and close friends. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 13541 Stoney Creek Road, San Diego, CA 92129 (858-484-1070). Private burial to be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, at a later date.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 3, 2013
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