Freddy Mendez Dominguez

Freddy Mendez Dominguez of Safford passed away on March 18, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 76.  He was born on August 31, 1944, in Safford, Arizona to parents Claro Sainz Dominguez & Theresa Mendez Dominguez joining siblings Vicky, Edward, Nellie, Claro Jr., Margie and Harold.

Freddy attended Safford schools and then joined the United States Army on February 25, 1962, serving honorably until his discharge on November 25, 1964.  On August 26, 1966, he married his one true love, Maggie Robles in Safford, Arizona.  He began working for Phelps Dodge as a miner and soon the children began arriving.  First born was their son Eddie followed by two daughters, Denise and Sharon.

In his spare time, Freddy enjoyed fishing, hand-crafting jewelry, doing landscaping, restoring furniture, attending yard sales, watching baseball, and being a Graham County Little League coach.  He was known for being a storyteller, and always being there to lend a hand when anyone was in need, and was definitely proud to be a veteran.  He was big hearted, dependable, and crafty and was known as a “save the day” kind of guy.  He loved his grandkids, great-grandkids and his nieces and nephews.

Freddy was preceded in death by his parents Claro & Teresa Dominguez, his brothers Edward and Claro Jr., his sisters Vicky Delgado, Nellie Donham and her husband Emette, and Margie Chamberlain and her husband David, and his nephew Jimmy Delgado, Jr.

He is survived by his living wife Maggie Robles Dominguez, his children Eddie Dominquez, Sharon Alva, and Denise Dominguez Andazola, his brother Harold Dominguez, 8 Grandchildren, and 9 Great-Grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, April 11, 2021, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.  The Rosary will be held on Monday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at