King, Maria Soccoro

Passed: March 10, 2011


Maria S. King, 72, of Avondale died March 10, 2011 in Goodyear.  She was born a twin April 1, 1938 to Gilbert and Amelia Lopez in Calexico, CA.  She moved to Arizona in 1949.   She owned the Chili Club in Avondale as a well known member of the Arizona Chili Society.  Maria was retired from the City of Avondale.   Along with raising her four children she helped raise 8 others, three of whom she adopted.  Her proudest accomplishment was raising 12 children. Maria didn’t belong to any sorority, clubs, or organizations, she belonged to the children who needed love and a home.

Maria is survived by her daughters Christine Amelia Galindo, Ana Alicia King, and Destinee Rose King, her sons Jose Victor Galindo, Christopher Gilbert Galindo Sr., Shane William Corliss, and Royes Joseph King, her sister Rachael Bojorquez, and 12 grandchildren and 3great grandchildren.

 Visitation for Maria is tonight, Tuesday, March 15 from 6-9:00pm at Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Mass is being held Wednesday Morning, March 16, at 10:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E. La Posada Blvd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Burial is at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix.

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