88, was reunited with her husband Ritchie and son Ricky in Heaven on August 16, 2014. Also joining her in this journey is Willie Jiron, her beloved son-in-law, who also left us on August 16, 2014.
She leaves behind her Love, daughters, Misha Dawa and Dena Jiron, her strength, son-in-law Jerry Dawa, her beauty, grandchildren, Christy Dawa, Angela Garcia, Martin Garcia, Jerry Dawa Jr. (Bethany), Michael Jiron (Katrina), Michele Mason (Michael) her faith, great-grandchildren, Samaura Dawa, Jayla Mason, Ashton Mason and Halsten Dawa and her memories, brothers, Gilbert Olea, Frank Olea, Mingo Olea and Robert Olea.
Foot Prints in the Sand: The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.” Our family has lost a pillar but her Love, Beauty, Faith and Memories will be with us always and… the Lord will carry us.
Visitation will be from 8:00-9:30am with a Rosary at 10:00am and a Funeral Mass at 10:30am on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1421 S. 12th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
My heart goes out to you, Misha, Dena, & Jerry. Your strength through these heartaches is inspirational to me. Your mom was a positive person and also a very strong woman of great faith. I’m sure she will continue to send you her love and strength. She will be up in heaven keeping Willie, Ricky and your dad busy helping God and the Angels!
Joe, Rita Cordova & Family
Memories of Vina and Ritchie being one of the nicest couple in Compito (the old neighbor) they are both missed very much…..our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family, God Bless.
Frank and Randa Olea
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him—but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. I CORINTHIANS 2:9, 10
We’re going to miss you so much! Love you!
Frank and Randa
Ray & Lollie
Misha my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. My God keep you all in his hands and hold you close.
Matt, Jackie & Courtney Chavez
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. She was a beautiful lady always smiling and laughing. She will be missed.
God Be With You All,
Matt, Jackie & Courtney
To My Tia Vina
It’s not the things that can be bought that are life’s richest treasure,
It’s just the little heart gifts that money cannot measure . . .
A cheerful smile, a friendly word, a sympathetic nod
Are priceless little treasures from the storehouse of our God . . .
They are the things that can’t be bought with silver or with gold,
For thoughtfulness and kindness and love are never sold . . .
You are the reason I know what love is,
you are the reason I have a relationship with God.
You are and always will be a part of who I am.
Rest in Peace now Tia I will see you again.
Misha, Jerry & family, the loss of a mother is so very difficult. You are blessed to have such a strong family that loves and supports each other. All of which starts with a wonderful mother. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you have lost so many special people in your family in the last few months.
Margaret A Fernandez
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will miss her smile and good humor at our weekly prayer meetings. She was very instrumental during my loss and was very helpful in our meetings. May God have her in his glory.
Anna M MORALES(Tia Nanie)
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted (matt 5:4) Comfort strenght and the special bond your Mom always shared between the three of you now you share between each other .She was a very special unick kind of person that had a special touch for every one diffrently im going to miss our conversations .Mitch and Dena please keep intouch with me Love you all very much . R.I.P.Vina you be for ever in my heart next to my brother Richie till we meet again.
Yolanda Cordova and Family
Dena, Misha: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have nothing but good memories of Vina (and Ritchie) when we were growing up in Campito. Take comfort in knowing she is now with loving family and friends who have passed before her. She will be missed.
My best memories of my Nina Vina are her smile and laughter and walking to her house to go for a walk to J&Y store in Compito. My Condolences to Dena and Misha and family. Nina will be missed.loved God Bless.