Rachel Diaz Mariscal


Rachel Diaz Mariscal was born on June 6, 1945 in Globe, Ariz. She was the daughter of Jimmy L. Diaz and Francis E. Sanders. She entered eternal life on April 21, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Rachel grew up in Globe at the Stock Yards Family Ranch. She loved her horse, Blackie, whom she rode daily. 

She started a family and decided to move to Deming, New Mexico where she worked in a small diner and met Rudy Mariscal. 

After a few years she decided to move back to Arizona to continue making a family with Rudy. They enjoyed spending time at the American Legion Hall, including long evening walks with the six kids.

Rachel worked several jobs with spending the most time at Taco Bell for 18 years. 

She retired in June of 2015, making a life with Ray. They enjoyed several road trips across Arizona, including spending long hours at the casinos. 

She loved to shop, including online shopping. QVC was always on in the bedroom TV. 

Rachel loved going on long evening walks with her daughters collecting colored rocks.

Rachel loved her family, her kids, grandkids and great-grandbabies with all her heart. 

She always knew when to jump into the mother role and to take care of her family, being the “rock,” unconditionally. 

She will be truly missed be all.

Rachel is survived by her husband, Ramon “Ray” Hernandez; her children Carla Mariscal, Debora Mariscal, Celia Mariscal-Garner (Jon), Marianne Mariscal, Nathan Bendle, all from Globe, and Rudy Mariscal, Jr. from Phoenix, six grandkids, two great-grandsons, including her brother Jimmy Diaz, two nieces and one nephew.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Globe.

Funeral services were at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Interment in Globe Cemetery.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.

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