Hortencia Leon Bedoy Age 91, of Tucson, AZ, was called home by our Lord Jesus Christ on December 5, 2013. She was born to Adolfo and Rosario Leon in Tempe, AZ., on September 20, 1922. Preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddy and Dora Leon, Gilbert and Bertha Gradillas and Frankie Gradillas. Survived by husband, Joe M. Bedoy; children, Yolanda De La Rosa (Robert Aguayo), Raul L. Gomez, Rudy L. Gomez, Bobby L. and Chicky Gomez and Lupe G. Peterson (Rod, deceased); step children, Linda and Danny Cota and Patsy Slape; sisters, Betty Alvarez, Josie Lopez, Eva Soto and Molly Martinez; brothers, Louis, Rene and Ramon Gradillas; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great- great-grandchild and seven step grandchildren. Her first passion in life was her music. At the tender age of 16, she and her sister Betty, known as the "Las Golondrinas" sang for Don Jacinto Orosco on KEVT Radio. She also sang with well-known orchestras, such as Pa Quintero, Lalo Robles, Lalo Guerrero and El Comite de Tucson, "Club Zacatecas". Her second passion was cooking. Oh man! The tortillas those two little hands with arthritis would make. Our mother possessed many titles - Our Matriarch, Our Queen Bee, Mi Cabesita Blanca and Grand Mamá. Mom, you have not left us, all we have to do is look up to heaven to see you. We love you and you'll always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace. Our special thanks to the nurses and staff at Park Avenue Health and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with a Vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 9, 2013