Gilbert A. Renteria


Longtime Claypool resident Gilbert A. Renteria passed away on October 27 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Gilbert was born in Bisbee, Az., where he spent the first 17 years of his life. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 and spent a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. After the war Gilbert returned to Bisbee and then moved to Claypool, where he spent the remainder of his life. He worked for the mining company in Miami as a boilermaker welder until his retirement. Outside of his full-time job he spent his time working his side business of creating wrought iron items for customers such as security doors, gates and other items requested by customers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to spend his time in Greer with family during the summers. He is survived by his wife Mary Renteria, two daughters Lisa Nugent and Cynthia Salas, two sons-in-law Lance Nugent and Alejandro Salas, and four grandchildren Ariella Salas, Alyssa Salas, Angelina Salas and Samantha Nugent. He will be greatly missed by many. Services will be held on November 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Miami Church, with a luncheon immediately afterwards at Guayo’s El Rey in Miami.

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