Carmen H. Diaz 1921 - 2005 Lawrence
Services for Carmen H. Diaz, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Diaz died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Fabian and Maria Hernandez. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in bilingual studies from Kansas University.Mrs. Diaz was a teacher at Most Pure Heart of Mary in Topeka and several schools in Lawrence including Cordley, East Heights and Central Junior High School. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.She married Arthur Manuel Diaz Sr. on Nov. 25, 1950, in Albuquerque, N.M. He died July 10, 2003.Survivors include a son, Arthur Diaz Jr., Lawrence; a daughter, Clare E. Wadkins, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, after which the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, subject: Diaz.