Amelia R. Barquin formerly of Safford, passed away in Tucson, AZ on May 3, 2019. She was born December 14, 1935 in Safford to Antonio “George” Ruiz & Consuelo Pacheco Ruiz joining her siblings; Jean, George and Ernie.
On November 22, 1952 Amelia married the love of her life Alfredo “Fredo” Barquin in Safford. The young couple began their lives in Safford, where they were blessed with their first child Fred, they then moved to Globe then on to Phoenix where the rest of the children were born; Barbara, Jim and Ernie.
Amelia loved to cook and enjoyed sharing the food with family and friends. Aside from raising her family she also served her Catholic community by being a CCD teacher and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. On June 2, 2013 her beloved husband, Alfredo, passed away after 61 years of marriage so Amelia surrounded herself with her family and friends, serving them whenever possible. She was very soft spoken, kind and loving which blessed the lives of those around her.
Amelia is survived by her children Fred (Maria) Barquin, Barbara (Mario) Enriquez, Jim (Lisa) Barquin and Ernie (Kim) Barquin, her brother Ernie (Barbara) Ruiz, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Alfredo Barquin, her parents Antonio & Consuelo Ruiz, her sister Jean Lopez, her brother George Ruiz and her great-granddaughter Nevaeh Enriquez.
Services will be held on Friday May 10, 2019 beginning with a viewing at 9:00 a.m., Rosary at 10:00 a.m., and Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Internment will immediately follow Mass at the Lebanon Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.