Obit: Vazquez, Violet (1913 - 2004)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Vazquez, Garcia, Salorio
----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 14 Jan 2004)
Vazquez, Violet (17 AUG 1913-11 JAN 2004
Violet S. Vazquez, 90, Owen, formerly of Neillsville, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. The Rev. Gene Lackore officiated. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist, and Bethany Nauertz, soloist. Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Violet Salorio Vazquez was born on Aug. 17, 1913, in New York City, N.Y., to Juan and Juana (nee Garcia) Salorio. She attended school in New York and then went to work as a secretary after graduating from high school. She married Frank Vazquez on Aug. 19, 1938, in New York. They spent a brief time in New Orleans, La., during the war, but for most of their lives, they lived in New York, where he worked for Shell Oil and she as a secretary. She had always been a friend of education, a life-long learner, and in the lte 1960s, she returned to school attending Queens College, New York City. She graduyated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts degree in romance language in 1971. Frank died later that year. In 1978, she moved to New Jersey, and in 1982, she moved to Neillsville. She attended the United Church of Christ, Neillsville.
Survivors include her son Frank (Lorna) Vazquez, Neillsville; one grandson, Nathanial Vazquez, Minneapolis, Minn; a brother, John Salorio, Panama City, Panama; two nephews, Stephen and Eugene Salorio; and one niece, Anita DeSimone.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Frank Vazquez.
The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.
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