Ray G. Peru, 85, of Duncan, AZ, passed away July 26, 2018. He was born October 13, 1932 in Virden, NM to Roque Peru & Ysidora Gonzalez Peru.
Ray served our country by joining the United States Army in 1953 and proudly served until 1955 when he was honorably discharged. Soon after he married his one true love, Guadalupe Mendez and together they raised their children Melissa & Ernesto.
Ray was a cement mason by trade but his favorite place to be was on his farm. He loved his place and took great pride in making sure everything was cared for and running properly. Whenever you saw Ray he had a big smile on his face, whether he was hard at work or just relaxing.
He is survived by children Melissa Peru Prichard & Ernesto Peru, his sister Josie Chavarria, grandchildren; Christine Timo & Andrew Prichard and his great-grandson James.
Ray was preceded in death by loving wife Guadalupe Peru, his parents Roque Peru & Ysidora Gonzales and his siblings; Roque Peru, Lencho Peru, Rosa Rodriguez and Deila Guerra.
A viewing will take place on Monday, August 6, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Father Martin as Celebrant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Duncan. Interment will be in the Duncan cemetery following services.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.