March 1, 1926
August 16, 2015
Monica Vender Quiroz, 89, of Phoenix, passed away at her home on August 16, 2015. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico to Gustavo & Esperanza Vender. Monica became a United Stated citizen as a teenager, and then married Ernest S. Quiroz in 1948 in Superior, Arizona. They then moved to Phoenix to start their family. Monica was active in Cursillos in Christianity, Prison Renewal Ministries, and St. Anthony Catholic Church. Everyone who knew her was better for it, and no one who knew her will ever forget her.
Monica is survived by her husband, Ernesto Salazar Quiroz; 3 daughters, Rosemari Ochoa, Gloria (Ron) Esmon, and Veronica (Julio); 1 son, Richard (Vicky) Quiroz; 1 brother, Reyes Vender; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and also 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her eldest son, Ernest Jr, who passed away on October 15, 2014.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, located at 522 East Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale. A Rosary will be recited at 3:00pm and again at 6:00pm. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Anthony Catholic Church, located at 909 South 1st Avenue in Phoenix. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, located at 10045 West Thomas Road in Avondale.
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.