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“My condolences to the Diaz family. May the family gain comfort from the promise at John 6:40 ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: J - AZ

“My condolences to your family very soon death soon will no longer have a hold on humankind John 3:16 ”
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“My condolences to the family in the loss of their loving Matriarch. I pray for all of the Diaz family to have peaceful and quiet heart's... ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Scott Williams - Wickenburg, AZ

“Oh, such very sad news...Beautiful, thoughtful, giving and loving woman! I will remember her cooking the best left over mash potato pancakes. My...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Julia - San Diego, CA

“We start the going home celebration for my Grandma Beverly today ... it's with a heavy heart that a light this big along with her anointing has gone...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sunshine Edwards - RIVERSIDE, CA

“My Condolences to the Diaz family so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during these sad times. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jack Duran an Family - CA

“I am going to miss you grandma, I love you. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kahnema Diaz-Torres - CA


Beverly Patencio Diaz was born September 30, 1936 to John Joseph Patencio and Frances Saubel. Diaz's mother, Frances Saubel, came from Morongo and was known for her amazing cooking. Diaz's father was the Last Ceremonial Singer of the Kauisik Clan of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Beverly grew up in Palm Springs and married her husband, Arthur "Sonny" Walter Diaz when she was 18 years old. The two shared 63 wonderful years of marriage, 5 children, 28 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. As a little girl, Diaz's first language was Cahuilla, and she spoke it at home with her family. Beverly was an ordained minister for the Rincon Chapel. She was always involved in Tribal Iife, serving in various positions including the Election Committee, as a Tribal proxy, and as the Chairman of both the Enrollment Committee and Cemetery Committee. She was so proud of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' work in the community. Seeing her grandchildren serving the tribe was one of her proudest accomplishments.
Beverly was preceded in death by John Joseph Patencio, Frances Ann Saubel, Priscilla Patencio Gonzales, Joseph Patrick Patencio, Winifred Preckwinkle, Ray Leonard Patencio, Ruth Elaine Patencio, Sylvia Patencio, William Patencio, Arthur Walter Diaz Jr., Thomas Richard Cummings Jr., David Diaz Jr., Christina Diaz, Tasheena Diaz and Quasanh Brian Diaz. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arthur "Sonny" Walter Diaz; her children Frances Lucille Cummings, Darlene Diaz, David Diaz, and Dennis Diaz; grandchildren: Kahnema Diaz Torres, William Edwards, Angelina D. Tona, Joseph A. Edwards, Sunshine R. Edwards, Randel Ruiz, Eli F. Diaz, Traci L. Cummings, Alicia M. Ruiz, Dennis W. Diaz Jr., Elizabeth F. Cummings, Merisa Ruiz, Timothy L. Diaz, Kalani Ruiz Diaz, Crystal S. Cummings, Beverly Diaz, Everett J. Cummings, Lynah B. Diaz, Jeremy R. Cummings, Matthew Diaz, Beverly Diaz, Rebekah Diaz, and Toby Diaz; great-grandchildren: Brandy Herrera Castillo, Liliana Silvas, Niliana Southwind Saubel, Daylan James Diaz,Dakota Wynn Diaz, Trinity Galindo, Claresa Diaz, Joseph Edwards II, Darlica Medina, Isaac Ruiz, Juliana Silvas, Guillermo RedSky Nava, Nevaeh Little Mary, Blou Diaz, Destiny Brown, Justice Galindo, Conrad White Buffalo Nava, Kaydence Matinez, Donminick James Gilford, Everly Diaz, Joseph Angel Ruiz, George Martinez, William Diaz, RedHawk Vera, Dakota Galindo, Nathaniel Edwards, Israel Ruiz, Angel Little Mary, Natawne Cummings, Olivia Bruggeman, MarriAnne Diaz, Sariah Ruiz, Heaven Lee Gail Diaz, William Eagleton, Angelina Ruiz, Anna Mari Ruiz, Livana Brown Diaz, Darlene Ruiz, Naeveha Cavazos, Bianca Torres, Randel Ruiz Jr, Jodi Diaz, Tommy Calderon, Eliana Diaz, DeJaNay Littel Mary, Sunnie Eagleton, Michelli Ruiz, Zanyal Brown Diaz, Pixie Hammer, Donna Diaz Kelly, Simmon Mirelez, ShyRock Pete Cummings Medina, Sarai Lynn Diaz, Beautiful Cavazos, Zariah Diaz Kelly,Brian Torres, Jaymian Brown Diaz, ShyRock Diaz Kelly, Daniel Valladares Jr, ShadowHawk Maurice Cummings Medina, E'amli Brown Diaz, Xander Brown Diaz, Tina Eagleton, Jewleigham Diaz, Kahwilla Leilanee Elizabeth Medina, Jack Hammer, Juan Pedro Valladares, Maxwell Diaz, Feliz Alan Diaz, Persephanie Ruiz, Jingle Eagleton, Sonny Diaz Kelly, Angelina D. Tona Valladares, Quasanh Brian Eagleton, Victoria Ruiz and Cierra Ruiz; and great-great-grandchildren: Arthur Herrera, Kiat Na'wismal Castillo, Cham 'Suun Yot Castillo and Christina Marie Diaz.
There will be a Hallelujah Farewell open to the public on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5-8pm at the Agua Caliente Tribal Building at 64250 Old Rincon Village Rd. in Palm Springs. Her graveside service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at lOam at the Jane Augustine Patencio Cemetery at 1095 Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.