Maria Luisa Resendez, 71, of Tolleson passed away on April 20, 2011 at Banner Estrella Hospital in Phoenix. She was born September 25, 1939, in Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose and Viviana Apodaca. Maria was a homemaker and loved to babysit for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as she was not fond of spending much time alone. She also enjoyed traveling, with some of her favorite places to visit being Las Vegas, El Paso and Mexico.
Maria is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pablo Resendez, her parents, Jose and Viviana, and her sister, Maria Concepcion. She is survived by her daughters, Margarita Rodriguez, Maria Isabel, Maria del Carmen, and Maria Theresa; her sons, Jesus Manuel, Miguel Angel, and Jose Arturo; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; also her sisters, Maria Anita, Victoria, Marisol, and Bertha; her brothers, Eusebio and Rosendo.