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Sally Velasquez

10/27/1936 - 01/03/2021
Service Date: 01/13/2021
Service Time: 9:30 AM
Service Location: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline, Mesa, AZ
Visitation Date: 01/12/2021
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

Sally (Cha Cha) Jaramillo Soliz Velasquez was born on October 27, 1936 just outside of Coolidge Arizona on the ranch, El Rancho De Los Mata Gatos. Her family was an early pioneer family that settled in southeastern Arizona. They were part of the early Spanish settlers in Clifton, Metcalf, and Solomon Arizona. Sally’s maternal ancestors (Grijalva and Jaramillo Families) settled what is now parts of New Mexico and San Elizario, Texas. Sally was also raised in Coolidge. She met her husband, Cruz Guerrero Velasquez, who was born and raised in the Grant Park Neighborhood of Phoenix, in 1952. The Velasquez family was also an early pioneer family who were hard rock miners in Metcalf Arizona in 1870. They were married in St. James Catholic Church in Coolidge in 1954.

She was a mother to Richard Velazquez as well as her two sons Cruz and Joseph who died shortly after birth. She was a loving grandmother to Santa Dunker (Velazquez), Marisa Velazquez, Sophia Thieman(Velazquez), Jacqueline Velazquez, and Richard Velazquez. She was a doting great-grandmother to Brayden Thieman, Mia Thieman, Adam Thieman, and Harper Thieman. She lived in Mesa Arizona for the last 21 years until she passed away on January 3, 2021. Sally was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Grijalva Jaramillo, father, Manuel Chavez Soliz, her sons Cruz Velasquez and Joseph Velasquez, her loving husband, Cruz Guerrero Velasquez, as well as her brothers Frank Jaramillo Garcia, Frederick Jaramillo Garcia, Henry Jaramillo Garcia, and Mike Jaramillo Garcia, and her sisters Helen Jaramillo Garcia Armenta, and Minnie (Chita) Jaramillo Soliz Reyna. In addition to her son, Richard, daughter-in-law, Elda Velazquez, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Sally was a wonderful cook who enjoyed family parties. She loved going to the casino, singing karaoke and dancing with her family. She also had many friends who loved her and will miss her.


  • Shelia and Gary maynard

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers

  • Manuel ❤ Rebecca(Becky) Reyna- Campa


  • We extend our condolences and our prayers for the family

  • Sonia Montijo (formerly Reyna)

    Sending my love and condolences from the bottom of my heart.

  • Robert Garcia and Bennye Garcia

    Heaven is a better place today with Our Tia there. She loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren with all of her body and soul. She was always helping people even when she couldn’t afford to she would find a way to do it anyway. She was a hard worker and loved everyone. She love to dance and I’m sure she’s dancing in the sky today. Rest in peace Tia Sally and save us a place. Love you

  • Adrian and Rhonda Gonzalez

    So sorry for the lose of this wonderful little lady she was so much fun and very interesting to chat with. We will miss her.

  • My condolences 💐to Prima Sally. You will be missed you’re with familia & GOD. 🙏🏼❤️🌹

  • Richard Velazquez

    Mom you gave me life,you would comfort me when I was trouble, you would Wipe away the tears when I was sad, and now you are gone and all the things you gave me I will give to my children and grand children,yes I will miss you every day and I know I will be sad as the days turn to weeks and the weeks become years but you will comfort me again and wipe the tears away with just with the memory of you and the times we spent together 🌹Amor Etreno

  • Virginia Santa Cruz

    My condolences to the Velazquez Family. May she Rest In Peace. She was a good friend to my Mother Anita, who we lost in July. They will see each other again in heaven. 💐

  • Aunt Sally I will miss our telephone conversations your laughter, your spirit of giving and kindness and all of your unselfish ways. Your cooking was delicious especially your nopalitos and your frijoles they were the best! Your love for music and dancing was one of your greatest joys you couldn’t sit still when the music came on. Now you are dancing,laughing with your family that left before you. Until we meet again Aunt Sally Rest In Peace! Love Goya

  • Abigail Broderick

    On behalf of her “cuz”, Erminia (Minnie) Gomez and family, we share our sincere condolences to Sally’s family. May she Rest In Peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Yolanda Lara Hernandez

    My prayers and condolences go out to the family of Cha Cha. A beautiful happy fun person who I used to love to hear and joke with when she wood go visit my Tio Mike and Tia Eva’s house. So many beautiful memories you will be missed we love you and I know the angels and all the families that have passed are rejoicing with you in the house of God God bless Everybody. Love always Landa Lara Hernandez

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