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Ydalia "Lolly" Cuestas

June 14, 1934 — April 7, 2021

Our dearest Ydalia “Lolly” Cuestas departed from our arms here on earth on April 7th, 2021. She was born on June 14, 1934 to Susana Martinez Perez and Gilberto Ramirez in Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank “Pancho”, parents Susana and Gilberto and
son Frankie. Also preceded in death are siblings, Alex Perez, George Ramirez, Ma Luisa Alvarez, Lupe Carroll and Rose Natividad. Surviving sister, Sally Soza. Also survived by daughter Yolanda (Peter) Lucero, son Anthony Cuestas, 4 granddaughters Lorraine (“Ralphie”) Lucero Tabanico, Yvette Lucero, Veronica (John) Cruz, Adriana Sanchez, 12 great-grandchildren, Cross and Nino Tabanico, Monique, Sebastian, Lorenzo, Damian and Christian Reyna, Isabel, Gabriel and Christopher Cruz, Adrian and Olivia Sanchez and 1 great great-granddaughter, Soluna Acuna.

Ydalia “Lolly” grew up in Tucson, Az in “Barrio Hollywood”. She grew up in her family home with her mother and siblings. As a teenager she enjoyed her years amongst many great friends who to her last years she still had a very strong connection with. She spoke of roller skating and lots of walking around town to get to and from where she had to be or wanted to go. At a very young age, in her teenage years, Ydalia “Lolly” met the love of her life. Frank “Pancho” Cuestas melted her heart. She saw him off as he left for the Army and she stood with arms wide open as he returned to her after he served his time in the service. The two married on August 15, 1954 in Tucson, Az. Ydalia “Lolly” and Frank “Pancho” were blessed with three children, Anthony, Yolanda and Frankie. Ydalia “Lolly” worked as a Surgical Instrument Technician for 37 years at St Mary’s hospital in Tucson, AZ. Her love for her career and her work family was such a special love. She decided to retire after many years to spend time with “Pancho” and care for him in his final years. Her dedicated service was something that she was always extremely proud of. Throughout life, Ydalia “Lolly” alongside with “Pancho”, enjoyed working, family, friends, traveling, gardening, watering her plants, dancing, restaurants, dressing up-oh so fancy, going to the salon and so much more. Her connection with her salon family was something she held close to her heart for decades. She loved Leilani so much and was so very grateful for the care that she received from Leilani Shear Creations every Friday of every week. Ydalia “Lolly” was able to enjoy so many great times and dancing at places like the Casino Ballroom and the Marine Corp Club. Celebrations and gatherings at her home was also a big part of her life. She was an amazing host and made sure her guests were well taken care of. Her delicious cooking made many stomachs happy. Her non stop energy was unbelievable! Ydalia “Lolly” made sure to keep her faith strong. She attended and volunteered at several churches in Tucson, AZ. She was able to teach catechism to young hearts, volunteer her time in church kitchens and also help out wherever she could. She had it in her heart to make sure every person that she came in contact with was fed or had the resources to be able to acquire a meal. Ydalia “Lolly” volunteered and supported the Casa San Juan ministry at St John’s Catholic Church for many years in her latter part of life. She was even able to have two of her great-grandchildren volunteer with her at Casa San Juan. She set a great example. Ydalia “Lolly” was sent many more adorable blessings over the years. The love for all of her grandchildren was something that was never broken. She was the best “Nana Lolly” that anyone could have ever had! She left a note with the words, “Explain to my great grandchildren that
Nana has gone to be with their great grandfather. Los quiero mucho.” All family and friends were very special to her and she wanted all to know that each one of you had a very particular spot in her heart. She was extremely grateful for her daughter and son in
law who she would travel everywhere with. She could not go a week without being amongst their company. She enjoyed nieces, nephews, sister in laws, brother in laws, cousins from all sides of the family and many amazing friends. Her social life was amazing! Ydalia “Lolly” will be missed by so many. We can only imagine that she is now dancing with “Pancho”, holding Frankie, enjoying loved ones company, watering the beautiful garden in
Heaven and so much more. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOM/NANA LOLLY! Deepest gratitude and appreciation to the caring staff at St. Mary’s Hospital during Ydalia’s final days.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels-Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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Mass Celebration

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 am (Pacific time)

St. John's Catholic Church

602 W Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00 - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

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