Florence Grace Wilson Delgado
Florence Grace Wilson Delgado, was a loving, vivacious, force of nature. To those who knew her, she was as playful, happy, and energetic as she was mischievous. Her pride and joy was her family. Proudly married to her husband Robert Ralph Delgado, Jr. for nearly 62 years, she was a mother of five daughters, grandmother to thirteen, and great-grandmother to six.
Flo, or Flossy, as she was known to friends and family, was born in El Paso, TX on December 4, 1938 to her parents Renie and Catherine Morris Wilson. She is preceded in death by her beloved big sister, Catina Wilson Shupe, who passed away on June 18, 2022 in El Paso, TX. Flo was raised in Avalos, Chihuahua, Mexico in La Colonia of the American Smelting and Refinery Company, where her father was a supervisor. She often recalled playing with her sister, cousins, and friends in the Colony. They were very fond memories. She attended Austin High School in El Paso. On August 20, 1960, Flo married Bob Delgado at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas. Their family grew with five daughters including Liz Marquez (David), Denise Gutierrez (Daniel), Pat Delgado (Sylvia), Cindy Contreras (Jaime), and Mary Zavala (Ralph). Flo and Bob’s thirteen grandchildren include Paul, Thomas, Deanna, Alyssa, Alex, Robert, Erin, Melinda, Vanessa, Miriam, Jaime, Dominic and Lilian. Their six great-grandchildren include Luca, Mia, Kallie, Makoa, Camila, and Kai. Flossy found joy in meeting people, communicating easily in English or Spanish. She was an artist who worked in multiple mediums: quilting, crocheting, painting, and stained glass to name a few. Music filled her heart and moved her to dance, especially with her husband. In her final days she listened to Big Band music, Elvis, and Mexican music. As her children, grand and great grandchildren came into her life, she would bend over backwards to make them laugh, compliment, and love them. She had a special fondness for spraying her grandkids with a water hose. Flo and Bob loved to travel. Camping with their children was always an adventure. They visited their daughters in the U.S. and Italy, roadtrips to visit family in Seattle, East Texas, and North Carolina, and trips to Alaska and Hawaii. Florence died at her home in Gilbert, AZ surrounded by her husband and daughters on July 5, 2022. She was 83. Our family is eternally grateful for the care and support provided by the staff at Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley.