Our condolences go out to Pima County Board of Supervisor Chairman Richard Elias, whose mother has passed away due to complications from diabetes.
Viola B. Elias, 75, passed away April 11. The funeral mass will be at St. Augustine's Cathedral on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Elias and his family ask that donations in her memory be made to the Renovation of St. Augustine's Cathedral Placita and Hall or the American Diabetes Association.
In the obituary published in the Tucson Citizen on Tuesday, Elias' mother is described as someone with a "sense of humor and passionate heart."
Always good traits to pass down to children who end up in public office.