Odalmira Elias

Obituary of Odalmira Elias

Everyone’s beloved Olie, native born Tucson resident Odalmira Alfaro Elias, died peacefully on Thursday, May 10th, 2018, with her children and brother at her side. She was 93. She is preceded by her husband Ramon, a Tucson born civil engineer who helped shape the city’s development, brothers Armando and Gilbert, and sister Olga. She is survived by her brother Vincente Alfaro of Tucson, her son Ramon and wife Melissa of Santa Barbara County, California, and her two daughters, Rosana and husband Paul Silvestri of Oklahoma City, and Yvette and husband Tim Ensign of Tucson, along with 10 grand children and 19 great grandchildren. 

Olie grew up in the city’s Armory Park Historic Residential District and graduated from Tucson High. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She had involvement in the Women’s Auxiliary of the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, Una Noche Plateada and scouting. Later, Olie helped with expanding and growing the local business, Antigua de Mexico.

She was known her entire life for being an upstanding citizen with a wonderful and fun-loving personality. She was an inspirational model of unconditional love and concern for others, and a trusted mentor to family and friends. She openly practiced her strong faith in God. Her life was exemplary.  

Memorial services will begin with traditional praying of the Rosary on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church starting at 6:30 pm. Holy Mass will be held the following day on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Church beginning at 10:30 am. A celebration of her life will follow that evening beginning at 5:00 pm at the Westward Look Resort. Children welcomed. Her internment will be limited to the immediate family.

Olie was a longtime supporter of Salpointe High School and Ss Peter & Paul Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to these concerns in her name.

Salpointe High School:


Click either Lancer Annual Fund or Endowments and Scholarship Funds and follow the directions.

Ss Peter and Paul Church:


Special Intentions: “In memory of Olie Elias