Margaret Diaz West Des Moines Margaret Diaz, 98, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Urbandale Health Care Center. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with burial at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Margaret was born April 15, 1918 in Horton, KS to Julius and Martha (Morado) Vallejo. She was a certified nurse's assistant at Bishop Drumm in Johnston. Margaret was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Bishop Drumm Guild, volunteer at West Des Moines Senior Center and charter member of West Des Moines AARP. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sibling and friend. Later in life, Margaret enjoyed hosting bingo parties. Margaret is survived by her son, Gregory Diaz; daughter, Loretta Hansen; three grandsons; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Diaz; three brothers; and two sisters. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaren's Chapel with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Church.
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