Marcelina Diaz Marcelina Diaz was born in Bartlett, Texas on June 2, 1914 but resided in Farmersville for the past 50 years and later the last 3 years in Visalia, CA. She quietly passed away on November 10, 2012 at the age of 98, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving and caring mother and wife. She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Ortiz, oldest son, Paul Nino and youngest son Paul Cruz. She is survived by her other children Stephanie Nino Phipps (Ron), Manuel Nino, Toni Nino Melgoza, John Nino (Judith), Nick Nino, Maria Cruz, David Cruz and many grand and great grandchildren. In the midst of tremendous hardship and challenges, she steadfastly held her family together on her own. One could not have asked for a more loving and devoted mother. Visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel from 3pm until 6pm on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. A Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:00pm at Miller Memorial Chapel. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Visalia. Arrangements by Miller Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Nov. 14, 2012