Maria Fidelia Beltran, 93, died in Peoria, AZ on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Born July 1, 1920 in Somerton, AZ, Fidelia lived most of her life in Yuma and Phoenix.
She met and married Edward "Eddie" Beltran (d. 1981) in 1946 and raised eight children who survive her: Raymond (Eileen), R. Michael (Denise), Mary Reyes, Maxine Smith, Daniel, Anthony (Jacque), James and Marlene Russell. She also leaves a legacy of 26 grandchildren (one, Steven, deceased) and 17 great-grandchildren. As one of eleven children, Fidelia is survived by a sister, Teresa Marquez, and brothers Jesus and Pedro Castro.
A funeral mass will be said for Fidelia at the Immaculate Conception Church, 505 S. Ave. B, Yuma on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A private burial will follow. In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests a contribution in Fidelia's name to the
5333 N. 7th St., Suite B-212, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or The National MS Society-Arizona Chapter, 5025 E. Washington St., Ste.102, Phoenix, AZ 85034-2005.