Cordova, Louise

Passed: January 15, 2012


Louise Ann Cordova of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on Sunday January 15, 2012. She died suddenly after a heart attack.  She was active and healthy to the end and had been dancing in Mesa, Arizona when she became ill. Louise was 77 years of age. She had been married since 1955 to Orlando Cordova and the day of her passing was their 57th wedding anniversary. She grew up in Ogden, Utah where she graduated from Ben Lomond high school. She was a military spouse and lived in New Mexico, California, and Oregon before living for seven years in Avondale, Arizona. After spending two years in the Philippines, Louise and Orlando lived and worked in Mountain Home, Idaho for 26 years. They returned to Arizona in July of 1996.  She was an arts and crafts enthusiast enjoying quilting, crocheting, and embroidery. She was an avid walker and also was active in yoga and her mahjong group. She volunteered time and effort at her local Catholic church where she was a faithful parishioner. She was an accomplished homemaker and was well known for the meals she lovingly prepared. Always upbeat and positive, she was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Orlando, her son Michael Cordova (married to Pat Quinn) of Tempe, AZ, her son Robert Cordova of McFarland, WI (married to Kari), and her daughter Cindy Kultala (married to Paul) of Chandler, AZ. Also surviving are her sister Sophia Sandoval of Long Beach, CA and her grandchildren Kyra Cordova, David Kultala, Chris Cordova, and Rachel Kultala who all live in the greater Phoenix area; and her loving aunt Stella Maestas and her husband Fred and their daughter Anna Benedict all of Lake Elsinore, CA.

The wake for Louise takes place Thursday January 19th from 7 to 9:00pm at Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ.  Mass for Louise will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear, AZ at 10:00am Friday, January 20th.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to St John Vianney Catholic School, 539 La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

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