Dolores Roberta “Bobby” Frasquillo, age 79, a former resident of Clifton and Morenci, Arizona, returned to her heavenly home, Monday, September 16, 2019, at Peppi’s House Hospice, in Tucson, Arizona.
Bobby was born in Morenci, Arizona, on November 4, 1939, to Dolores Pina and Felix Vasquez, Sr., and was the second oldest of seven children. Bobby attended school in Morenci and went on to graduate from Morenci High School in 1957. Bobby married and subsequently divorced Elfego Peralta (19___ – 1972) and together they had four children.
As Bobby was rebuilding her life, working and raising her children, she met and fell in love with the love of her life, Cipi Frasquillo. They began their life together, as a blended family, on August 12, 1974 and on May 10, 2012 they were married in the Catholic Church. Together, they worked hard, supported their children, enjoyed time with family and friends, camping, hunting and fishing. They attended almost every Morenci Wildcat sporting event, musical event, community event and, they loved each other and their family with their whole heart and soul.
Bobby retired from Bashas, formerly Phelps Dodge Mercantile where she worked as a meat wrapper. She continued to work in her community, as a gardener with Cipi and shared her time, talent and treasure with her church, Sacred Heart Clifton, and with the “Community Helpers” and the “Community Fundraisers”, or wherever else someone was in need. Bobby loved her community and welcomed all with open arms. She had a friendly, giving heart and was always ready to lend a hand. Bobby’s smile would light up any room!
Bobby was preceded in death by her husband, Cipriano “Cipi” Frasquillo, her parents, Dolores & Felix Vasquez, her brother, Mike Vasquez, and her granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Peralta (September 30, 1993).
Bobby is survived by her nine children, Christine “Chris” (Rudy) Garcia, Cathy Frasquillo, Ed Frasquillo, Dolores “DeeDee” (Rob) Chappell, Ernest “Ernie” (Julia) Frasquillo, Lydia (Doug) Purdom, Corinne (Steve) Linton, Elfego “Fego” (Traci) Peralta, Elizabeth “Liz” Peralta; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Marie (Gigi) Pena, Becky Vasquez, her brothers, Paul (Stella) Vasquez, John (Irene) Vasquez, Felix (Gladys) Vasquez, Jr., and Phillip (Angie) Vasquez.
Burial Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Clifton Arizona, on Friday, October 4, 2019. Viewing will begin at 9:30 am. A Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 am., by Patricia Gutierrez; with the Eulogy to follow. Catholic Service will be immediately following at 11:30 am. Bobby will be entered into rest at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morenci, Arizona. Luncheon will be at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, Clifton, AZ.
Our family would like to thank each and every person that loved our Mom and provided care and comfort to her throughout her life. We are grateful that she lived in such an amazing and loving community. To our family and friends that lifted us up in prayer, supported us with your presence, We are Blessed and Thankful.
Finally, we are eternally grateful for the beautiful, caring and compassionate souls of the Intensive Care Unit at TMC. We could not have managed without your love and support! We would also like to thank the Nurses & PCT’s of Unit 800 at TMC. Also, our “new” family at Peppi’s House, we love you and are blessed that Mom is at peace, that she was able to die as she lived, with dignity. She is Home!
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.