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Ida Sainz

Edelmire “Ida” Talavera Sainz, 80, passed away peacefully in Safford, Arizona on December 22, 2020 due to COVID-19. She was born April 10, 1940 in Solomon, Arizona to Belen (Antillon) and Feliciano Talavera. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Frederick Sainz, on December 13, 1959. They recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Ida and Fred have two children: Lynda Cartmell and Randall Sainz. Ida loved everyone she met and welcomed everyone into her home as if they were family. Ida cherished her loved ones, and her grandkids were the lights of her life. Ida was always quilting, knitting, and sewing items for those she loved. Ida was a devout Catholic and an active member of The Catholic Daughters, Beneficio Priopo, and American Legion Auxiliary. Ida was a proud military wife and lived all over the United States, including 4 years in Hawaii. In addition to spending time with family, Ida loved to travel. She went on several cruises and trips to Mexico with her sister and daughter. Additionally, she enjoyed her yearly trip to Las Vegas for her husband’s birthday with her oldest grandson, Jonathan, and his wife. Ida is survived by: her husband, Frederick Sainz; a daughter, Lynda Cartmell, and son, Randall Sainz (Shelly), of Safford and Solomon; and a sister, Emma Altamirano (Louie); her grandkids, Jonathan Hernandez, Jolene Hall, Jennifer Ratliff, Joel Ratliff, Julia Ratliff, Danny Sainz, Nina Muns, Devin Sainz, Bethanie Sainz, and Dylan Sainz; plus eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She loved them all dearly. Ida was predeceased by: her parents, Felicano and Belen Talavera; and her sister, Patsy Urrea. A Mass of Christian Burial for Ida will be celebrated Friday morning, January 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Rev. Nicodemus Shaghel. Committal will follow in the Safford Cemetery. A Rosary and Prayers will be offered Friday morning, January 8, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home led by Judy Warren. The family will receive friends Friday morning, January 8, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/viningfuneral, Friday morning, January 8, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (MST) The family suggests and encourages donations may be made to Ida’s favorite charity, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Safford, 221 East Main Street, Safford, Arizona 85546.

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I was so sad to hear of Ida's passing, loved her so much. She was so much fun at our Marine Corps reunions. I will miss her e-mails. Have missed her at our reunions, too, but those are coming to end, I'm sure. We had a lot to talk about since I am a native of Arizona and knew Safford area well as my folks lived in Globe for awhile. God bless all of you, she leaves us with good memories in our hearts.

Sandra Jones Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of our high school friendship. After high school we went our separate way. We reconnected when Ida and Fred moved to Safford. When I did visit Safford, It was always nice to see her and get together with she and Fred. Last year we both had our 80th birthday. We wished each other happy birthday and she was so happy to have lived to the age of 80. I wish it could have been more. Ida will be missed by her family and friends. My condolences to Fred, and family. Laura Fehrenbach

Laura Fehrenbach Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of our high school friendship. After high school we went our separate way. We reconnected when Ida and Fred moved to Safford. When I did visit Safford, It was always nice to see her and get together with she and Fred. Last year we both had our 80th birthday. We wished each other happy birthday and she was so happy to have lived to the age of 80. I wish it could have been more. Ida will be missed by her family and friends. My condolences to Fred, and family. Laura Fehrenbach

Laura Fehrenbach Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

To a wonderful woman I will miss you and our talks. We will miss your visits up north. To Fred and family our deepest condolences. Rest In Peace.

Enrique and Olga Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

To a wonderful woman I will miss you and our talks. We will miss your visits up north. To Fred and family our deepest condolences. Rest In Peace.

Enrique and Olga Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to all of Idas family. She was a very nice person & will be missed. God Bless You All! :heart::pray:

Albert & Becky Rivera Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to all of Idas family. She was a very nice person & will be missed. God Bless You All! :heart::pray:

Albert & Becky Rivera Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ida Sainz

Rosa Sierra Montoya Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ida Sainz

Rosa Sierra Montoya Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Dear sweat Ida. What an amazing lady and true example of love, kindness, humor and just a zest for life. You shared lots of your trips with me, your quilting was amazing and your salsa was tops!!! You have an amazing family to show. I will miss our visits.

Michelle Wilson Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

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