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Violet Mirelez

April 8, 1932 October 20, 2019
Violet Mirelez
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Violet Mirelez, 87 born April 8, 1932 passed away October 20, 2019 at her lifelong home in Thermal, California. She is survived by her sister Darlene Johnson, son Hugh Mirelez, and two daughters; Millie Whitehead and Elaine Penaloza. She was blessed to have a large and loving family with 15 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Dave and Ruby Modesto, brother Lawrence Modesto, and three sons; Steven Mirelez, Brian Mirelez and Nathanel Mirelez.
She served in different capacities for the Torres Martinez tribe, as tribal treasurer, an elder and as one of the few remaining fluent Cahuilla language speakers. She was the matriarch of the Nombrie Clan, although she never boasted of it. Her sharp wit and sense of humor could be counted on to bring everyone together. She loved music, children, growing beautiful flowers, and her deep quiet faith. She was the anchor that her family could always count on. She will be truly be missed.

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5:00 PM 11/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 11:00 PM 11/1/2019 11:00:00 PM
Torrez-Martinez Tribal Hall

Thermal, CA
Thermal, CA 92274

Torrez-Martinez Tribal Hall
Thermal, CA Thermal 92274 CA
United States

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Torrez-Martinez Reservation Cemetery Final Resting Place

Avenue 62 and Monroe Street, Thermal

Avenue 62 and Monroe Street, Thermal

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