Mary M. VelozDecember 24, 1934 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 82)
Mary M. Veloz, 82, of Nampa passed away at her home Thursday afternoon December 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving husband and children following an extended illness. She was born December 24, 1934 to Jubencio and Amelia Hernandez in Morrill, NE. As a young woman Mary worked as a nurse in Scottsbluff, NE where she met the love of her life Ray Veloz. They married on May 17, 1958 and started their family. In 1967 they relocated the family to Nampa, ID where Ray and Mary worked at Restline Industries. Upon Ray’s retirement, he and Mary co-founded Northwest Sales & Distribution/RV Furniture Center in Nampa where Mary worked as Vice President until her death. She was a long time active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and participated in the weekly chapel, holy hours. Mary had 4 brothers and a sister. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and her sister. She is survived by her older brother, Joe Hernandez of Cheyenne, WY, her husband, Raymond Veloz, 2 daughters Cynthia (Shane) Reynolds, Jackie (Joe) Stafford, and 4 sons, Fernando (Brenda) Veloz, Christopher (Jocabed) Veloz, Vincent Veloz, & Mark (Karen) Veloz, and 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5 PM until the time of the rosary at 7 PM at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa, Idaho. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nampa at 11 AM, Friday, December 15, 2017. Burial will conclude at Kohlerlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the Building on Faith Fund at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The family offers their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Fiorentino, St. Luke’s MSTI, Dr. Perez of St. Luke’s, Dr. Michael Dee of Saltzer Medical Group and Maureen (Mo) Salmon of Compassus Hospice for their compassion and care of Mary.
Mary’s home was her castle where she was an amazing hostess. The holiday’s were the highlight of the year, especially Christmas Eve (her birthday), when all the families were together. She was subservient to her husband, she was his backbone.