Breckenridge Texan

Mary Diaz

Mary Diaz, age 72 of Breckenridge, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Virjil Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, at Morehart Mortuary.

Mary Mendez was born November 3, 1945, in Stamford, Texas, to parents, Alejandro Mendez and Teresa Flores Mendez. She grew up in Stamford and attended Stamford High School. She married Juan Diaz on July 26, 1965. Mary was member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and worked for Davis Manufacturing as a seamstress. Mary loved sewing, cooking and taking care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Diaz; two sons, Adam Diaz and Johnny Diaz; her parents, Alejandro and Teresa Mendez; eight brothers, Benny Mendez, John Mendez, Mingo Mendez, Raymond Mendez, Manuel Mendez, Julian Mendez, Fidel Mendez and Martin Mendez.

Mary is survived by her two children, Mark Diaz of Breckenridge and Jessica Ewing of Wichita Falls; one sister, Christina Gonzales of Clinton, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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