October 23, 1941 – March 26, 2019
Maria “Cecilia” Giles, 77, of Phoenix, passed away in Phoenix on March 26, 2019.
Cecilia was born Oct. 23, 1941 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Marcos and Eurcenia CdeBaca.
She grew up in Hawthorne, California. Being the only girl with 4 brothers everyone called her ‘Sister’. She enjoyed spending time with her family, doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always working on some type of craft project. She was an excellent seamstress and very much enjoyed crocheting. If she wasn’t working on craft projects you could find her working a crossword puzzle (in pen), word search or doing her favorite past time reading a good book.
Survivors include her six children Mindy Krauss and husband, Jeff of Tucson; John Giles and wife, Gina of Flagstaff; Michelle Bercovich of Phoenix; Maria Harwell and husband, Patrick of Denver, CO; Joshua Giles and wife, Teresa of Flagstaff; Marquita Gonzales and husband, Frank of Boise, ID; brothers, Ernest CdeBaca of Deming, NM; Joseph CdeBaca of Hawthorne, CA; 15 grandchildren: Jessica Krauss, Matthew Krauss, Sophia Giles, Aidan Giles, Cassidy Bercovich, Sidney McMillan (Bercovich), A.J. Bercovich, Emily Bercovich, Abigail Bercovich, Tyler Tyburski, Devin Tyburski, Preston Harwell, Evan Giles, Genevieve Giles, Jacob Gonzales; and 3 great-grandchildren: Zackary Silva, Isabel Silva and Banjo Bercovich. Cecilia was preceded in death by her brothers, Guillermo “Bill” CdeBaca and Orlando CdeBaca; and her husband, Jack Giles.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. Inurnment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Hansen Mortuary is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at https://www.hansenmortuary.com.Print Obituary & Condolences