Obituary: Joseph R Vasquez

Obituary: Joseph R Vasquez

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Joseph R Vasquez

Joseph R Vasquez

Joseph R Vasquez left this earth and into the arms of our Lord Friday morning, January 24, 2020. Born to Manuel and Manuela Vasquez in their Clay Avenue home in Flagstaff on July 4, 1936, he lived a life of service to Flagstaff, his country, his faith, and his cherished family.

Joseph, a lifelong resident of Flagstaff attended St Anthony's Catholic School (now St Mary's) and graduated from Flagstaff High School. He then attended Arizona State College (now Northern Arizona University). Joseph served in the US Army at Fort Hood, TX. He then returned to his beloved Flagstaff where he served until retirement as a US Letter Carrier. His routes took him throughout the downtown area as well as East Flagstaff. It was during this time where he made lifelong friends.

Joseph was a devout Catholic his entire life and a servant to our Lord. He volunteered regularly in support of Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel and observed daily mass in his retirement.

Most importantly, Joseph served his family. He worked hard and smart to care for his family from his children's birth through college and beyond. His guiding hand helped his children at any time of need.

Joseph is survived by his three children: Elizabeth (Lisa), Adam, and David, David's wife Martha, and his wife of 34 years, MaryLou and his stepson and stepdaughter. He is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Memories can condolences can be shared with family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com

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