Celia E. “Sally” Diaz

Date of Birth

April 1, 1938

Date of Death

October 8, 2018

Diaz, Celia E. “Sally” born April 1, 1938, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8th, 2018 in Santa Barbara where she was born. She was surrounded by her family at the Serenity House. She was born to Petra & Amadeo Vielma. Sally graduated from Santa Barbara Catholic High School in 1955. She met the love of her life Joseph Diaz and married in 1962, she was married for 33 years Joe preceded her in death in 1995. In her early years growing up in SB she enjoyed going to her mom’s Beauty Box hair salon on State St. Sally worked as a teacher’s assistant at McKinley School, she loved her time there. Sally most enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved attending all of their events, cheering them on. She especially loved watching Fiesta performances. She is survived by her sister Priscilla Sanchez of Santa Barbara, and her children Steve (Patty) Diaz, Christopher Diaz, Patricia Diaz (Lalo), 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at S.B. Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, October 18th @ 10:00 am. A special Thanks to Dr. Elder the staff at SB cottage hospital and Serenity house-we wish to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Honor of Celia E. “Sally” Diaz to Serenity House/Visiting Nurse.


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