Arthur C. Grijalva
Arthur C. Grijalva, 87, of Phoenix, Arizona peacefully passed on July 19, 2017. Services will be held at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. A reception will follow immediately afterword.
Arthur, aka Art or Arturo, was born October 9, 1929 to Guadalupe Grijalva and Guadalupe Cota Grijalva in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and served in the Army branch of the U.S. military from 1951 – 1953 as a Private 1st classman. After his leave, Art spent most of his life working as a warehouse foreman at a large distribution center in Phoenix. After retirement, much time was spent volunteering his services for the ministry, Love in Action, in Phoenix.
Art is survived by his lifelong friend and wife of 66 years, Angela Mariscal Grijalva, a daughter Karla, and three sons, Arthur, Jr., Gabriel and Gary. He is also survived by his only sibling, his sister Carmen Nandin and leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Garyn, Brenna and Roman Grijalva, Kennedy Cooper, and Michael Ontiveros, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Art was an avid Sun Devil supporter, and big fan of the Phoenix Suns, AZ Diamondbacks, and Cardinals. He enjoyed golfing, archery, working on cars and spending time with his family and lifelong friends. He was quite the handyman and could often be found working on or fixing something around the house. He loved kicking back and listening to his favorite records and gave love to every animal he encountered. He was a perfectionist when it came to the appearance of his hair, outfits, and his yard. He passed along his great work ethic and independence to his children and grandchildren and left them with many memories in which they all will cherish.
If desired, friends can make memorial contributions to Cornerstone Christian Church at 11301 West Indian School Road in Avondale, 85392.