Elvia Limón Elias, was born to Jose G. Limón and Maria Guadalupe Limón on March 30, 1957 in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico. She passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Feb. 7, 2023 in Santa Barbara.
Elvia came to Santa Barbara at the young age of 4. She attended local schools and graduated a proud Santa Barbara High School Don in 1975.
While in high school, Elvia began working as a dedicated caregiver and companion to her client Kathy, who became a beloved friend.
Elvia started her lifelong career at the DMV in 1976, retiring in 2016. Throughout her DMV career, she met people from all walks of life. She helped everyone with open arms, touching many lives with her kindness and patience.
Elvia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, and faithful friend to many.
Elvia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She particularly loved family gatherings where she could show off her dance moves with her favorite dance partner, her brother, Pancho.
Elvia’s love for dancing is where she found the love of her life Francisco at a local dance in 1976. A year later they were married and started their 45 years of life together, building a beautiful family.
Throughout the years Elvia got to enjoy many family trips with all her siblings. Nobody was ever excluded. It was a true family reunion every time.
Elvia is preceded in death by her infant daughter Eliana Marisol Elias, her brother Joe “Pancho” Limón, and her mother Maria Guadalupe Limón.
She is survived by her husband Francisco Elias; daughters Monica Rodriguez (Misa. Sr.), Vanessa Trejo (Anthony), and Teresa Elias (Rosendo Garcia).
Elvia’s pride and joy were her grandchildren Gabriel, Misael Jr., Bella, Eliana, Daisy, James, Laila, Ruby, Analise, Anthony II, Katherine, Davina, a new baby boy on his way; and her only great-grandchild Aubrey Alexis.
Elvia is also survived by her father Jose G. Limón; siblings Raudel Limón (Silbia), Jaime Limón (Elizabeth), Maria Wasserman (David), Javier Limón, and Hortensia Cruz (Frank). Also surviving are numerous nephews, nieces, primos, primas, godchildren, extended family, friends, and her best friend since second grade, Sally.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care, Sansum Clinic, and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center for the amazing care they provided Elvia throughout her journey.
The Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 21 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara. The graveside service will be scheduled for a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services.