On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at Cobre Valley Medical Center, the Aguilar family lost their beloved Joseph R. “Joey” Aguilar, 79, unexpectedly to complications of Covid-19. He was born Nov. 10, 1941 in Miami, Arizona, the son of Pedro and Rosa (Galindo) Aguilar.
Joey graduated from Miami High School, Class of 1961. Following graduation, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Ramona Carrizosa. Joey served four years in the U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class, while stationed at the Travis AF Base in California. He worked for over 30 years as a pipefitter at the local copper mine.
Joey and Mona celebrated 57 years of marriage in February.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Connie and Celsa. He is survived by his wife Mona; sisters Carmen, Chelo, Lucy (Manuel) and Lorraine; brother Peter; children Eddie (Roxanne), Yvonne (Joe), JP (JoAnne), Kimberly and Rhonda (Keith); 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Joey, also known to many as “Butch,” was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a devout Catholic who loved volunteering at his church, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Miami, Arizona. He enjoyed going on walks, listening to music, camping, playing sudoku and 6-5-4, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He had an amazing work ethic, strong faith and an infectious laugh, and was always willing to help those in need.
A public service of remembrance and visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 at Bulman Miles Funeral Services, 237 S. Sutherland St., Globe, Arizona. A private service was held Friday, Dec. 18 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.
The family was assisted by Bulman Miles Funeral Services Globe, www.BulmanMiles.com.