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Our beautiful and loving mom and nana was born in Marfa, TX and was an Imperial Valley resident for over 50 years. She married the love of her life Louis F. Diaz in 1959. Together they had three children. She was a devoted wife, mother, nana, and great-nana. She spent many years dedicating her time to St. Mary's School as a yard duty mother, room mother and cook for the annual barbecues. She also helped run the concession stand for El Centro Youth Soccer and the Spartan Athletic SAC Club for her children and later for her grandchildren. She never missed their sports or 4-H events. Both her great grandchildren, Liam and Linnaea, meant the world to her. In her spare time she enjoyed watching or attending New York Yankees or San Francisco Giants baseball games. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting the casino. Elodia was preceded in death by her parents, Mercedes and Guadalupe Garcia; her sisters, Lupe G. Valenzuela and Mary Garcia; her brothers, Juan, Jose, Jesus "Rocky", Mercedes "Victor" Garcia. Her husband Louis F. Diaz, her son Louie Diaz, and her granddaughter Melissa Diaz. She is survived by her daughters, Terri (Les) Rogers and Mary Helen Sanchez; her grandchildren, Vanessa Rogers and Justin (Valerie) Sanchez; her great grandchildren, Liam and Linnaea Sanchez; her sister, Celia Rojas; her sister-in-law, Trini Garcia; and many of her nieces and nephews. You will be missed and we will always cherish the beautiful memories of you. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Jorge Robles, Accent Care (nurses and therapists), Cristina Crankshaw, and the rest of Elodias family and friends. Due to the pandemic, services for Elodia "Llolla" Diaz will be private. Mom, you took half of our hearts with you when you left us and will be deeply missed.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Feb. 7, 2021.
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February 12, 2021
Tia you will be missed so much.. I loved going to El Centro n visiting y’all than driving up to see all the cousins in Fresno to see grandma n than back to West Covina.. But than when you get married things change n you have to move on to with life takes you.. Back toTexas as where it all started from with the family years ago.. And visiting more cousins that we love here also..
Yolanda Balderrama
February 11, 2021
My Condolences To Terry& Vanessa Rogers And Maryellen & Justin Sanchez.
Irma Moreno
February 11, 2021
Mary Helen, Terri and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was such a calm, caring and friendly person. My condolence s to you allm. Y que DIOS los bendiga a toda su familia.
M Alcantar
February 11, 2021
Dearest Terri and family,

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences in the loss of your precious mother.

Just as she took half your hearts with her she stole a little sunshine from the very community she served and loved.

I will always remember your momma so cheerful, always hardworking but making it look fun and effortless — she was forever welcoming and spoke to you as if you were tge only person in the room - because in that moment you were. She always proudly gushed about her family and one always had to agree as it was all true.

I hope the beautiful memories everyone that knew and loved her will carry you through all the days ahead.

Much love from our family to yours.
Fly with the angels
Sylvia Preciado-Platero & Family
February 10, 2021
teri, mary helen and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of mrs. diaz. we will all cherish the many memories that we shared with her. may you be comforted by all of these many memories in the days to come.
jon driffill
February 10, 2021
Our loving Llolla, my Tia, my mentor. Dale and I have so many memories of you. We thank God for them. We will always hold you near and dear in our hearts. I will always remember our phone weekly phone calls reminiscing about our young days in Marfa's "Sal si Pudes". Rest in Peace precious Llolla.✝
Dale & Viola Short
February 10, 2021
We love you and will miss you very much my Tia.
Glenn Short
February 9, 2021
My Condolences to the Diaz Family.
Tommy G. Meza
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