Date of BirthDecember 01, 2016

Jose Diaz Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2016

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Date of PassingFebruary 01, 2016

Jose Diaz Obituary

from Denver, Utah, United States

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2016

Jose Diaz Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2016

333 Views

Date of PassingFebruary 01, 2016

Jose Diaz Obituary

from Denver, Utah, United States


Jose (Joe) Diaz, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away unexpectedly on Feb.14, 2013, at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was 64. During his lifetime he was often found serving in the church, helping others and working on his cars.Joe was born on Dec. 8, 1948, and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas.He lived part of his life in Denver, Colo. and Richmond, Utah.While in Utah, he worked for W.D.C.I. for 11 years and served as the Union Representative for the employees for many years. He made manylifelong friends, which he cherished, and was always quick to play a prank if needed.Joe married Bertha Jackson on Nov. 15, 1967, and they later solemnized their marriage in the Logan LDS Temple in 1990 on the same date. They had three children: Melanee, Joe Jr. and Jason.Joe served diligently in the LDS church as Elders Quorum President, Ward Mission Leader, High Priest Group Leader, Second Counselor in the bishopric and Bishop. Most recently he taught the gospel doctrine and temple prep classes in the Corpus Christi, Texas, 1st ward. He mentioned that teaching was his favorite calling in the church.He loved family. He loved being around his children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and with great pride enjoyed hearing about their accomplishments. He cherished his time with them and made it a point to get to know them each individually. He was a father figure to many in his life. He loved life and helped anyone he could. Joe (Uelo tohis grandchildren) often told stories of his grandchildren to friends and ward members.Joe loved his wife and they were often seen taking long road trips to visit family and friends, or just to enjoy the world that was around them. Joe loved to drive, and they enjoyed sight-seeing along the way.He is survived by his wife Bertha Diaz; his daughter Melanee (Stephen) Bingham; his sons Joe Jr. (Jinger) Diaz and Jason Diaz; his grandchildren, April (Joe) Wheatley, Kathryn (Jeff) Harris, Elder Tyler Bingham, Brian Bingham, Jacob, Anna, Alayna, Abigail and Joshua Diaz; his great-grandchildren Sarah and Violet Wheatley; and His siblings Evangelina, Hinajosa, Jesus Mendoza, and Adela Mendoza.He is proceeded in death by his father Reyes Diaz, his mother Francisca Espinosa, stepfather Nicolas Mendoza, parents-in-law Bert and Laura Jackson, and brothers-in-law Raul Silvas and LaVern Jackson.Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Nelson Funeral Home 162 E. 400 North in Logan, Utah. There will be a viewing held prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for family and friends. Interment will be in the Lewiston City, Utah Cemetery.Our family would like to thank the Corpus Christi, Texas, 1st Ward as well as the Hyrum, Utah, 7th Ward for luncheons and meals they so kindly provided.