Margaret Martinez Cobos, age 94, passed away on January 8, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was an Arizona native born in Phoenix on May 8, 1924 to Amado and Juvencia Martinez. She attended Washington Elementary School and was one of four daughters including Julia, Carmen, and Irene. Margaret married Armando Cobos on July 27, 1945 and together they had two sons, Edward and David. She worked in the Foreign Exchange Dept. of Bank One, Valley National Bank at the time, for many years yet maintaining a beautiful home, a supporting wife and wonderful mother. Margaret’s garden and manicured yard was always the envy of the neighborhood. Family and friends made many memories at the Cobos home as she was the most giving and outgoing person and would always welcome anyone into her home to just visit or stay as long as they needed. Margaret loved to entertain and was an outstanding cook. She was famous for her Bloody Marys; only a select few have the secret recipe to this day. Music and dancing was a passion of hers and she kept dancing into her 90s. You couldn’t help but smile and laugh when Margaret was in the room. Her dimples, her smile, her jokes and her unwavering positivity kept everyone on their toes. When she entered the room everyone noticed her not only for her beauty and fashion which included perfectly styled and colored hair, nails that were always polished, and her signature lipstick, but for her warm contagious spirit. She always told her family to make sure she went to her grave with her “naturally dyed black hair”. Make no mistake, Margaret was an enormously strong woman! She was very proud of her heritage and passed this on to her sons and grandchildren. She taught them to be proud Mexican Americans and stand up for what you believe in. Her family was her pride and joy! She was always grateful to have so many years to spend with her sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Margaret was truly a “one of a kind” woman and the backbone of her family. Margaret will be remembered for years to come by all who knew her. Hearing her call you “Mija” or “Mijo always warmed our hearts. Margaret is preceded in death by her father Amado, mother Juvencia, husband Armando, sisters Julia and Carmen, and her son Edward. She is survived by her son David, sister Irene, granddaughters Lia and Natalie, grandsons Matt and Jeff, and her great grandchildren Lee, Gianna, Jacob, and Gemma. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association www/alz.org/dsw .
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