Victoria Lozoya was laid to rest on May 17, 2021 in Miami, Az. with her family by her side. Victoria, mostly known as “Vickie,” was born in Miami on May 22, 1947 to Frank and Sarah Garcia. She was the second born and the oldest sister out of eight children, who all called her “Sister.” She lived in Globe-Miami her entire life, in which she attended school, raised her family and worked as a waitress at local Mexican food restaurants.
She married Frank Varela on Dec. 3, 1965 and quickly began having children. She stayed home to raise her daughter and two sons until they were old enough to be in school all day, at which time she began waitressing. She did so until she retired and was well known by the community for her amazing attitude and great customer service.
She was sadly widowed by Frank in 1994. Fortunately, she was able to meet the new love of her life, Sargent Ernest Lozoya, who frequented Chalo’s Restaurant where she had worked for many years. They were married in 1997. She eventually retired and was able to travel a bit. However, Ernest “Sarg” passed away in 2006.
Vickie adored spending time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren, who called her “Grandma Honey.” She spent a lot of time in the kitchen and loved cooking for her friends and family, and they all enjoyed eating her amazing food. She also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. She could grow and keep plants alive longer than most. No matter if you called her Vickie, Sister, Mom or Grandma Honey, you were blessed to have this smiling, loving and caring woman in your life.
Victoria is preceded in death by her father Frank Garcia, mother Sarah Garcia, husband Frank Varela and husband Ernest Lozoya. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Cutter, and sons Norman and Manuel Varela; her brothers Manuel Garcia (Yolanda) and Frankie Garcia (Carol); her sisters Gloria Herrera, Alice Bejar (Charlie), Benita Garcia, Corina Chacon (Ray) and Lillian Kolinek; her grandchildren Andrea Varela, Andrew Varela, RJ Cutter, Rochele Rocha, Devon Rocha, Angel Cutter, Nikki Mills, Manuel Varela Jr., Xaiver Varela and Ryan Powell; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She will be laid to rest on June 4, 2021 at the Globe Cemetery. A Rosary and Mass will be held prior, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sacrament Catholic Church in Miami.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.