Alex (Wero) Campos, 72

Alex (Wero) was born in Estacion de Castro Jalisco, Mexico on November 06, 1944 to Alejandro H. Campos and Maria de Jesus Veloz Campos.

He came to the United States with his parents when he was 3 years old. He attended Miami Schools, he played Little League baseball and later became a coach. He also served as a Little League Administrator for District 11.

He served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne for 3 years in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While there, he had 2 sons, Joseph Campos & Eddie Campos.

After coming home from the army, he worked at the copper mine and later married Sylvia Castro.  They moved to Phoenix and he worked as carpenter for a few years. The heat became too much for him so he decided to go to Mesa  Community College and learn a trade in upholstery. He went to school for a year and then went to work for our uncle Alex Santa Maria.  He had  an upholstery shop of his own.  Wero learned a lot from him enough so that Wero opened his own upholstery shop.  He did quite well.  When our first child, Yvonne, was born we moved back to our home town of Claypool. Wero worked at the mine for a few years and opened up an upholstery shop. He kept himself busy.  His next venture was to work for Behavioral Health Services as a drug and alcohol counselor.  He cared about his fellow man, assisting people in their battles against addiction.

He gave people hope and purpose in their lives and encouragement to be  better for themselves and their families.  He pioneered our community in the direction of Behavioral Health and created and led programs throughout the state of Arizona.

He cared about our youth and their development in being pillars of our society.  He was involved in the organization and coaching of the little league.  He was an assistant coach for Miami High School Football, Basketball, and Baseball.  He so enjoyed being around the kids. He wanted to help them in any way he could. He became a trusted mentor for so many young men and women who achieved success in life in part because of his guidance and encouragement.

Wero was a very special person.  He was always there to help others no matter what the problem.  He was super talented, funny, and smart.  He loved being around the kids. He always wanted to help them and was always there to listen to them.  He tried to help them be their best in the sport they were playing and in their lives.

He was such a good and wonderful father and grandfather. The kids loved him so much. He enjoyed teasing them and making them laugh. He loved them all so much, he would do anything for them. He is preceded in death by his mother and father.

Alex (Wero) is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sylvia. He had one daughter, Yvonne and three sons Ruben, Eddie, & Joe. He also had 11 grandchildren and 3  great grandchildren, one brother, John Campos (Kim) and one sister Chris Encizo (Tom) and many nieces and nephews. Wero will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. 

Funeral Services were held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Miami, Az. Interment at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens, Miami, Az.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe


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