Margarita Diaz went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Oak Ridge Manor. She was born in Whon, Texas, on Jan. 28, 1927, to Juan Perez and Teresa Rodriguez Perez. She resided in Brownwood her whole life.

Margarita was married to the late Olegario Guy Diaz Sr. Her children included Cruz Contreras and wife Gina of Brownwood, Texas, Phillip Contreras and wife Rachel of Brownwood, Texas, Isabell Contreras and wife Lucinda of Fort Worth, Texas, Ora Martinez and husband John of Fort Worth, Texas, Alice Bastardo and husband Pete of Brownwood, Texas, Willie Diaz and wife Lilly of Bangs, Texas, Daniel Diaz and wife Doris of Brownwood, Texas, Reynoldo Diaz and wife Alice; step-sons include Guy Diaz Jr. and wife Frances of Bangs, Texas, Lorenzo Diaz of Fort Collins, Colo. Margarita had 38 grandchildren and various great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren She is also survived by her sisters, Fida Perez and husband Julian of Haltom City, Texas, Teresa Garcia and husband Chon of Mesquite, Texas, and Lola  Rivera of Dallas, Texas.

Margarita was a homemaker and a loving mother. She enjoyed her children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Margarita was a devout Christian and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Her favorite saying was “Dios Te Bendiga,” “God Bless You.”

Pallbearers for the service are her loving grandsons, Pete Bastardo Jr., Phillip Contreras Jr., Mosses Contreras, John Martinez Jr., Daniel Diaz Jr., Juan Santos Diaz, and Ray Diaz Jr.

The funeral mass for Margarita Diaz will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today with the rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at Davis-Morris Funeral Home, 800 Center Avenue in Brownwood, Texas. 

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