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Donna Mae (Taylor) Diaz

April 13, 1933 October 26, 2018
Donna Mae (Taylor) Diaz
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Obituary for Donna Mae (Taylor) Diaz

Donna Mae (Taylor) Diaz passed away peacefully on October 26, 2018, at the age of 85, in the hospital after a long battle of COPD with her husband Alphonso and children by her side.

She was born on April 13, 1933 to Harvey and Violet Taylor in Blue Earth, Minnesota, the second oldest of four children: Joyce Crownover, Richard (Dick) Taylor and Karyn Clark.

Her family moved to Richmond California in 1943. She met Alphonso on a blind date and it was love at first site. They were happily married in Reno, Nevada in 1951 and had 5 children.

Donna attended Richmond High School and then worked for Jacuzzi Brothers and The University of California Berkeley. In 1970, Donna and Alphonso followed their passion and opened their first Mexican restaurant in Berkeley, California called The Mexican Patio. After 10 successful years, they moved their business to Pinole, California and changed the name to Alfonso’s Mexican Restaurant for another 10 years. It was a family owned and operated business that had a huge following in the local community. They retired in Fairfield, CA in 1990.

Donna is lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Alphonso Diaz. Children: Danny Diaz, Christopher (deceased at birth) Diaz, Robin (Brad) Gai, Teri (Greg) Shockey, and Christopher Diaz. Grandchildren: Andrew and Jason Gai, Jennifer and Sierra Shockey. Step Grandchildren: Annette (Ken) Hall and family and Allen Diaz and family. Sister: Joyce Crownover. Donna is predeceased by Sister: Karyn Clark. Brother: Richard (Dick) Taylor and will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:30am at McCune Garden Chapel followed by graveside service at 1:30pm at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

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Service

Wednesday

7

Nov

11:30 AM 11/7/2018 11:30:00 AM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

7

Nov

1:30 PM 11/7/2018 1:30:00 PM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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