Viola DeMiguel
1947 - 2021
Norvel Owens Mortuary - Flagstaff
914 E. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ

In Loving Memory of, Viola DeMiguel

February 20, 1947 - October 7, 2021

A beautiful baby girl with the strong name Viola DeMiguel was born on February 20, 1947 to Stella and Julian DeMiguel. With much sadness she left earthside at the age of 74, surrounded by family and friends, who loved and cherished her dearly. Viola was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona alongside her siblings Christina Fresquez (Joe), and Julian (Butch) DeMiguel. She attended and was a proud student of Flagstaff High School; and later on in life worked at Flagstaff High School, Marshall and Kinsey Elementary School for 30 plus years. She helped many students and colleagues get through their troubles and brought many smiles and memories that are spoken of to this day. Viola dedicated her life to all children with an open non judgmental heart. At the age of twenty she gave birth to her daughter Elizabeth Anne Beekman and three years following to Kenneth Wayne Beekman. She has bestowed many blessings upon her five grandchildren Ashley, Lauren, Jessica, Abby and Clayton and three great- grandchildren Madisyn, Jamar and her baby and best friend Denzel Angelo. She had many cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren that brought her so much happiness. Viola loved to dance; she had many stories of her throwing parties in the family den where they would dance for hours. Her favorite color was purple and she was obsessed with flowers. She loved to dress up no matter the occasion, especially when it came to jewelry. Viola was an amazing cook, her specialty being sugar cookies. She loved to travel and made such great memories with her seven best friends she's known for over 60 years. Viola had a tremendous love and bond with God as a practicing Catholic and was involved with the Catholic Church for years.

She spent her entire life making sure her family felt loved and were taken care of no matter the circumstances. Her personality radiated so much love, she had the biggest heart and will be greatly missed. Many tears will be shed but will come with much laughter and smiles from all of our cherished memories.

Gods' Garden

God looked around his garden

And found an empty place.

He then looked down upon the earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering.

He knew that you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyelids

And whispered "Peace be thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you did not go alone...

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.


Services for Viola will be held at Nativity Church Thursday October 14th, Rosary at 10:00 am, Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m.; Free parking will be available in the Saint Mary's Parking lot. Flowers are welcomed! Memories and condolences can be shared at

Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
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To her family....... my sincere sympathy upon Vi´s passing. She was the sweetest, kindest girl in Jr. High and in High School. She might have written me notes to excuse my unexcused absences in Jr.+ High School . So very, very kind. Liked by everyone. I know she will be missed. There´s a new Star.
Gerald L Cotter
October 18, 2021
She was like a school mom for a lot of us little kids at Kinsey. I was happy when I got to FHS and she was there...I wasn't in the office/admin area often in high school, but whenever she would see me, she would smile and say hi and ask me how things were. A megawatt smile. I imagine a lot of us have the same memory.
October 18, 2021
I was very saddened to hear of Vi's passing. What a beautiful lady she was! Thoughts and prayers to all. Dee Norman Bumpas
Dee Bumpas
October 17, 2021
A wonderful person. I knew her many years ago in high school. She truly enjoyed life.
Arnold Scott
October 17, 2021
Love and prayers during this time. Viola was a special friend to our family. She was my sponsor during my confirmation and will never forget her love of the Catholic Faith.
Valerie Boren
October 17, 2021
Even though Viola was a couple of years ahead of me at FHS, I too remember her as always pleasant and kind, always smiling. A very sad loss for her family and many friends. May she Rest In Peace.
Taffy Wolf
October 15, 2021
i have known viola since high school will miss her sorry for your loss Hjelmi
hjelmi hazelton
October 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Viola was a beautiful, joyful friend to so many. May the fond memories of her bring all of her loved ones Peace during the sad times.
Karen Zanzucchi
October 14, 2021
Viola was one of my favorite patients. Her smile was very uplifting. RIP lovely lady!
Jerry G Martin, MD
October 13, 2021
Known you since Marshall, FJHS, and FHS (class of 1965). Going to miss your kindness ... you're in a better place!
mauri c. jim
October 13, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 13, 2021
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