Breckenridge Texan

Margarita Diaz

Margarita Diaz
January 18
12:07 2021

Margarita Diaz, age 56, of Breckenridge, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Dias officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, at Morehart Mortuary.

Margarita Diaz was born August 27, 1964, in Mezquital Durango, Mexico, to Filemon Flores Villa and Isidra Diaz Hernandez. She was one of 14 children. On December 26, 1985, she married Felipe Luis Diaz in Mezquital Durango, Mexico. Margarita had worked in the laundry room at The Cliffs Resort for 13 years and was the best employee there. She enjoyed gardening and singing, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Margarita was very organized and was always the peacemaker. She was loved by everyone. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Breckenridge for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three siblings, Isabel “Chavela” Flores Diaz, Miguel Flores Diaz and Isabel Flores Diaz; and two brothers-in-law, Arturo del Alto and Ignacio Flores.

Margarita is survived by her husband, Felipe Diaz of Breckenridge; five children, Adelfa Velazquez and husband Eduardo, Luis Diaz and wife Jessica, Felipe Diaz and wife Sarai, Rodolfo Diaz, and Kolten Atchison; siblings, Herlina and Angel Ciriano, Beatriz and Federico Flores, Maria de Jesus, Ignacia and Manuel Flores, Juan and Myriam Flores, Adelfa and Juan Antonio Diaz, Paula and Geronimo Viveros, Veronica and Enedino Venegas, Filemon and Marina Flores, Isidro and Viviana Flores; sister-in-law, Graciela Flores; and eight grandchildren, Margarita Velazquez, Eduardo Velazquez, Jr., Lillyann Velazquez, Andrea Velazquez, Abbigail Diaz, Rakelle Diaz, Luis Diaz, Jr., Ariely Diaz, and one on the way.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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