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Catherine Diaz

d. May 26, 2023


Kathy Diaz, beloved sister, wife, mother, and friend, passed away on May 26, 2023, at the age of 65. She was born on December 7, 1957, to Telesfor Duran and Rose Romero and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Throughout her life, Kathy touched the hearts of many with her kind and compassionate nature. She had a natural ability to bring joy to those around her, and her infectious laughter could light up any room. Kathy had a genuine love for life and was known for her warm smile and caring spirit.

In her professional life, Kathy did many different things. She was an expert cook and baker, providing comfort and support to countless throughout her career. Her commitment to helping others and making a positive impact on their lives was truly admirable.

Kathy had a passion for gardening and spent many hours tending to her beautiful flower beds. She had a green thumb and took great pride in creating vibrant and colorful landscapes. Kathy also enjoyed cooking and entertaining her loved ones, creating lasting memories through shared meals and laughter.

Kathy leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Livinia Cruz and Ricardo Duran, parents Telesfor Duran and Rose Romero, stepmother Angelina Duran, brother Tony Duran, and son Guillermo Diaz. She is survived by her loving husband Pedro Diaz, children Francine Diaz and Lorina Diaz-Gallegos (Gregory Gallegos), grandchildren Izaiah Martinez, Nathaniel Martinez and Peyton Gallegos, siblings Thomas Duran (Pamela Felte), Christine Izaguirre (Jose Izaguirre), Ben Duran (Blanca Duran), extended family members, and a wide circle of friends who will forever cherish her memory.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at DeVargas Funeral Home, 623 N Railroad Ave, Española, NM 87532. Church services will be held on June 3, 2023, at 11:00 am at El Rito Presbyterian Church, located off of NM State Hwy 121, Chacon, New Mexico. Burial to follow.

May the memories of Kathy Diaz bring comfort and solace to those who grieve, and may she rest in eternal peace.

Pallbearers include Izaiah Martinez, Nathaniel Martinez, Walter Diaz Jr., Billy Goatly Jr., Chris Duran, David Izaguirre, and Gregory Gallegos.

Honorary pallbearers are Thomas and Ben Duran.

The family of Catherine Diaz has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.  505-747-7477

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Catherine Diaz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, June 2, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory

623 North Railroad Ave, Espanola, NM 87532

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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