Rebecca Adelina Divine
Rebecca Adelina Divine, age 44, of Buckeye, AZ died September 11, 2018. She was born May 15, 1974, in San Diego, CA to Edwin Medina and Susana Salgado. She grew up in Calexico, CA where she lived with her grandparents and graduated from Calexico High School. She received a Master’s Degree in Education with a certification in Special Needs from San Diego State University. She worked as a special needs teacher for many years where her patience and kindness made a difference in her students’ lives.
Rebecca was fun and outgoing with an unforgettable smile. She met her husband, Craig online and within a week they knew that they were meant for each other. They were married on March 8, 2006, although they always celebrated the day that they met, August 6, 2005, as their wedding anniversary.
After her marriage, Rebecca embraced military life. She loved military moms. Her selflessness made her an exceptional mother. She did everything for her husband and children, always putting their needs first and her needs last. She loved going to Disneyland and would spend days with her family there. She enjoyed eating in the Disney restaurants and watching how the characters interacted with the public. She especially enjoyed how they reacted to babies.
Rebecca worked as a volunteer for Wounded Warriors and was a co-leader of a Girl Scout troop of 54 girls. During cookie season, she would wrap herself up until she looked like an Eskimo and sit for 12 hours a day at a cookie booth. She always worried about everyone else and never complained about her own trials. Her bubbly personality made her an individual you could never forget and a friend that will be hard to live without.
Rebecca is survived by her husband, Craig Allan Divine, Sr.; daughter, Olivia Divine; sons, Craig Divine, Jr., Matthew Divine; parents, Susanna Salgado and Edwin Medina, Sr.; sisters, Ruby Garcia (Salgado), Thalia Nashali (Medina); and brother Edwin Medina, Jr. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Adelina Castro; grandmother Guadalupe Salgado; grandfather, Eduardo Salgado; aunt, Rebecca Salgado; and cousins Christopher Salgado, and Margaret Vanessa Cortez.
Reciting of the rosary will take place at 10:30 am with a memorial service at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.