Robert Ordaz

Robert Edward Ordaz, of Tucson and formerly of Thatcher, entered into rest Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was 47.

Robert was born to Jesus Juan Ordaz and Raquel Maria Benavides on June 27, 1972, in Trona, California. He graduated from the Trona High School in 1990 and then relocated to Thatcher to attend Eastern Arizona College. Robert would graduate from EAC in 2010 with his Associate Degree.

Robert would meet and later marry Terra Kristina Lancaster. To this union were born two sons; Jesus Troy Ordaz and Andres “Andy” John Ordaz.

Robert enjoyed watching his football team, the Los Angeles Chargers, playing games and going for rides. People knew Robert as a funny, cheerful and caring man.

Robert is survived by: his wife, Terra Ordaz; his sons, Jesus Troy Ordaz and Andres “Andy” John Ordaz; his siblings, David Ordaz, William Ordaz, Rachel Andres and Anna Jenkins; and his three grandchildren.

Family funeral services for Robert will be conducted Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley.” Concluding services will follow in the Safford Cemetery.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 12:30 p.m.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.