Federico "Fred" Diaz(1931 - 2018)

Federico "Fred" Diaz
March 14, 1931 - August 7, 2018

Federico "Fred" Diaz, 87, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on August 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a resident of Victorville, CA for 27 years before moving to Las Vegas. Fred was born in Sattler, TX. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951, where he served 20+ years and was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. He was awarded numerous medals and ribbons during his time of service. He also retired from Riverside Cement Plant in Oro Grande, after 17 years on the job. He married Olivia Velarde on January 2, 1954 in Midland, TX. They were married for 53 years until Olivia passed away in 2006. Fred is preceded in death by his parents ER and Francisca Diaz, sister Minnie Hernandez, wife Olivia Diaz, and daughter Erma Marie Diaz. Fred is survived by his brothers Leandro and Alfredo Diaz of Dallas, TX. His sisters Mary Vera and Clara Hiliaro of Big Spring, TX and Judy Cabanban of Watsonville, CA. Children David Diaz of Apple Valley, Cynthia Diaz-Navarrete of Las Vegas, NV, Robert Diaz of Victorville, and Joanna (Michael) Gutierrez of Las Vegas, NV, 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation and Rosary will be from 6pm-10pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Victor Valley Mortuary. Mass will be held at noon on Friday, August 17, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Victor Valley Memorial Park. We love you Wuelo.

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Victor Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park
15609 11th Street Victorville, CA 92392-3354
(760) 245-8164
Published in the Daily Press on Aug. 15, 2018