Socorro S. Olivas
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OLIVAS, Socorro S.

97, passed away peacefully at home on June 23, 2020.

She was born in Guadalupe, AZ and grew up in Tubac,

before moving to Tucson in 1959.

She is predeceased by her husband, Ramon B. Olivas. Socorro will be greatly missed by her children, Benita, Victor (Barbara) and Elvia Olivas; grandchildren, Ashley Testa, Brittney Smith, Yolanda (Mark Acosta) Smith; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Ayden and Lyla. Also survived by sisters, Olivia Juarez (Phoenix) and Melva Hall (Tucson); sister-in-law, Angelita Solarez (Tubac); the Gabriel Ruiz family,

and many loving nieces and nephews.

Due to limitations at this time, services will be private.


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Published in Arizona Daily Star on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
Dear Benita, I am sorry that these difficult times would not allow a public service. I would have liked to have seen you in person to offer my condolences on the passing of your dear mother. At least I can now offer them by email. I know you will treasure your memories of your mother and I hope they will bring you comfort for many years.
Suzanne Harvey
June 30, 2020
Benita- My deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart hurts for you, I know you were incredibly close to your mom. May your memories of her bring you comfort. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather Rivera-Reyes
June 29, 2020
Dear Bonnie, Victor and Family,
My Tia Socorro and my Tio Ray were two of the kindest most gentle people Ive ever known. I have the fondest memories of going over to your house, hearing my parents laugh with them over a cup of coffee while we had SUCH fun playing together (did we really play outside in the heat all the time???). I Think I was already in school when your Mom and Dad brought beautiful Penny home to complete your family, and I remember wanting a little sister, too (I later got my wish with my niece, Liza!). The responsibility you, Bonnie and Victor shouldered as adults - taking care of my Tia & the house & family after your Dad passed away, even though you were both working, sneaking home during the day to fix lunch, and most importantly, keeping the family together - was a real testament of the nurturing and strength and love My tia Socorro showed you. My deepest condolences to you and the entire family.

In these hardest of times with social distancing, I know you cant have a big memorial for my Tia. But please KNOW that your Mom (and Dad) are being thought of these days and remembered with great affection and love. Hugs and Kisses to you and the family.
Maria Elena
PS Had to post this picture of my mom, YaYa, Nina Mary and a few cousins at Victor and Barbaras was a happy day for your Mom and all of us.
Maryellen Clinkingbeard
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