Maria Victoria Villa

September 19, 1968 - September 29, 2021
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Maria Victoria Villa was born on September 19, 1968, in Tucson, Arizona to Belen and Armando Robles with whom she shares her only sibling, Ernesto Robles. She lost her battle with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on September 29, 2021, at the early age of 53. She left to be with the Lord in the comfort of her own home with her family close and devoted husband, Jesus Angel Villa at her side. She is survived by two daughters Angelina Lisette Villa (Ian Darryl Simes Jr.) and Adriana Christel Villa (Natalie Del Torro), and one grandson, Ian Darryl Simes III.

Maria grew up in Silverbell, Arizona before moving to Picture Rocks and attending school in Marana, Arizona. There, she grew close with the Villa family and met her husband, Jesus, at 11 years old. They began dating in junior high and were married not long after her graduation from high school. They have been together ever since, celebrating 34 years of marriage this past June.

Maria dedicated over 10 years to MUSD school district as a nurse’s aide in multiple schools throughout the district. In the year 2009, she moved on from MUSD after she began pursuing a nursing degree and began work at Banner UMC on the oncology floor and moved into the GI Lab later in time. Her love of her position in the GI lab formed many meaningful relationships with which she established her “GI Family”, whom she cherishes very deeply.

Family has always come first in her life, as she loved her nieces and nephews whole-heartedly, and had a very special place in her heart for all her cousins, Tios, and Tias. Maria enjoyed taking annual trips to Puerto Penasco, Mexico, where she soaked up the sun and made countless memories with the family who came with. Maria showed a lot of her love for her family through her cooking and baking. Holidays and celebrations were not complete without her delicious cakes and cookies. Maria always found a way to provide her amazing food and baked goods to any friend or family member she could reach.

Our Maria was a social butterfly. During her time with the schools, Maria would take up any opportunity to work the school sports games or keep score for MVHS women’s basketball games with her other Mountain Lion coworkers. She loved going to social hour with friends and would catch an Arizona Wildcat game any time she got the chance. Her contagious laugh and smile could brighten up any room and she had endless love filling her huge heart. She would take anyone who came to her with open arms and provided them with true love and acceptance.

Maria’s life will be celebrated at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Marana, Arizona on October 7, 2021. There will be a rosary at 10am, before mass starts at 10:30am.

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Memorial Information

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Christopher Catholic Church


12101 W. Moore Rd.
Marana, AZ 85653


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Born: September 19, 1968
Died: September 29, 2021

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Maria Parillo posted on 9/29/22

1 year in Heaven; my cousin/my lil sis… I love you and miss you more ?


Lali posted on 3/30/22

6 months in heaven my cousin! I miss you so much ❤️


Lali posted on 3/30/22

6 months in heaven my cousin! I miss you so much ❤️


Patricia C McDaniel posted on 10/26/21

My memories of Victoria were ......talking of her daughters, her mother (Belen) which I worked with side by side for many years, her father, and Ernie. Family was important to her. She had a glow when talking about pursuing a career in the health field. Again, it was about contributing to help others. I was saddened to hear of her passing. To Belen and Armando : I pray that the lord give you strength and help carry the grief that both of you will be enduring for days to come. Enjoy the memories you created with Victoria, that will help in dark days. I will be praying for the family.


Diana Gutierrez posted on 10/9/21

My deepest condolences for the families.


Bhaskar Banerjee posted on 10/8/21

I am one of the physicians who was fortunate enough to have worked with Maria in the endoscopy unit at BUMC. I will always remember her unremitting smile, her kindness and her dedication. It was always a pleasure to work with her. We will all miss her. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Villa family.


Peggy Schneider posted on 10/7/21

I worked with Victoria (as we knew her) at MUSD for several years. She was a joy to work with; caring, sharp, conscientious, funny. I loved her from the start. She was a genuine, loving person and I feel blessed to have had her as a friend. Victoria was truly a beautiful soul. She adored her family, had a strong faith in God, and was generous and loving to everyone. I will miss her so much. Rest In Peace V.


Peggy Schneider posted on 10/7/21

I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul. I will miss her. God bless.


Emily Esquivel posted on 10/7/21

My condolences to the Villa family. Praying for healing in this painful time. ??


Sherry Tinderholt posted on 10/7/21

So sorry for the loss of a very special lady, friend, mom, wife, sister! She was so sweet. Great smile and amazing hugs. She will be missed. Thinking of you all.


Dona Franko posted on 10/6/21

Jesus, so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out you you and all of your family. ?


Ric& Yoli McGrane and Family posted on 10/6/21

Pour heart goes out to the Family’s. Lots of prayers sent their way.


Kimberly Figueroa padilla posted on 10/6/21

In memory of Maria Victoria Villa, Kimberly Figueroa padilla lit a candle


Kimberly Figueroa padilla posted on 10/6/21

My deepest condolences to the Villa family. My continued prayers ?❤. Kimberly Figueroa Padilla