Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Claudia Cowie Gomez



   April 20, 1950
Phoenix, Arizona
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 March 27, 2011
Goodyear, Arizona

Claudia Cowie Gomez, 60, of Waddell died March 27, 2011 at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear.  She was born April 20, 1950, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Gilbert and Adela Gomez.  Claudia retired from the Arizona State Hospital after 15 years of service.  In her retirement, she had a passion for bingo, crossword puzzles and dollar scratchers from the local corner store , as well as spending time with family and friends and going to the movies.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra, Cynthia, Elvira, and Adela; her sons, Juan and Frank; 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Amelia, Margaritta, Ernestina, Nonnie, Hitah, and Aurora; her brothers, Ruben, Junior (Gilbert), Vacillio, and Danny.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 31 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 East Western Avenue, Avondale.  Funeral Mass and celebration of life will be Friday, April 1 at 10:00am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church located at 909 South 1st Avenue in Phoenix.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery located at 719 North 27th Avenue in Phoenix.

Please feel free to share your condolences with the family and also your thoughts with friends. Perhaps a short funny moment or cherished time you spent with this loved family member who will sorely be missed and forever remembered. 

13 comments:

  1. Tia we love and miss you dearly . word cant describe this terrible loss we are going thru. but we know God needed you home. may God watch over your family always! i love and miss you till we all meet again xoxoxoxox

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  2. An angel wrote in the book of life my mommys name then whispered as she closed it, too beautiful for earth. A beautiful soul gone too soon.

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  3. When I was a kid I would always want to be at your house wherever it was, I always felt welcomed and the house was a fun place to be Tia "Cowie" made it feel comfortable, I will always have great memories of her that I will never forget. ....................................... Love Always, Anthony

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  4. May you all find comfort in the memories you all possess within your heart! I pray that God give you the strength to help you during this time, for no loss is easy to accept. My heartfelt and sincere condolences to you! May your mom soar high in the heavens above. Forget her not, never! With Love and Respect, Racheal Lopez

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  5. I love you tia. Your always in my heart . May you rest in paradise.

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  6. The love and support of a mom can never be replaced, but we hope you find some strength in the love of family and in the comfort of friends. Even though we are so far away, we will miss her very much. We love you and are praying for her. God bless. Trina

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  7. 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. A tree will be planted at the home of Elvira Pfeiffer in Memory of Claudia Cowie Gomez. May it's fruit grow to nurish the health and memory of Claudia's life and family.
    Mr & Mrs Cyril R Pfeiffer(Cid and Judy)

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  8. Thoughts and prayers go out to my tia cowies family and friends. God Bless you all.love PATO

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  9. Maria ( Lupe ) Freeman-AndradeMarch 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    We have had a great loss in our family, I will never forget the most "courageous" thing she had ever done for me when, I was very young. I just had my first child Teresa only weeks old, and we had gone to visit where she worked @ a Grants store near where we lived with my granny and we were having lunch, and she @ that time had Juanito with her, our chidren were about the same age, when they stated that there was a bomb in the building and this beautiful store was in flames, we were told not to leave or move from our areas, I froze not knowing what to do, but she grabbed Teresa and Juanito, and took them to safetly and then returned for me. I will love her always and she will have a special place in my heart.I promised her that I would be there for her children, and I will keep that promise. I know as I have said before about my mother and others that have endured the loss of a family member, that they are not our pass nor forgotten, but in our future, we will meet again, We will meet soon with God's mercy and love, My the good Lord our God have you in his kingdom receiving you with open arms, in the heavens above. Love you always Lupe

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  10. I was so very saddened to hear of your loss. May you be comforted to know she and my sister Carmen are now together. She is showing Cowie how wonderful and beautiful heaven is! God bless you all and God blessed you with a wonderful mother!
    Love you,Ginger Daley Arredondo

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  11. Beautiful Cowie, I will always remember your little "chuckle" that showed that you truly loved life to its fullest!!! I have so many memories growing up with you and the kids while you and my mom had some good ole times!!! I grew up having a "Tia" instead of a cousin and "sisters and brothers" instead of cousins in the kids. I really am sad that you are not physically here with us but I know you are now in such a better place with our Lord and all of our family members that have gone to rest before you. I know you were welcomed with so much love and I can't wait til the day when we meet again. I love you Cowie, forever and a day....We will be ok, you rest in peace!!! Love, Sonia, Steve and Kids

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  12. God Bless you prima!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Angel Perez FamilyMarch 31, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    It was an honor to know you and see how you touched the lives of your children, grandchildren and friends. You will be missed but we will all meet again in Heaven. God Bless!

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