Henry V. Quihuis, 95, longtime Valley resident, passed away March 24, 2008. One of 10 children, Henry was born July 15, 1912 in Sonora, Mexico to Ignacio and Elena Quihuis. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1916 and settled in Phoenix. Henry attended school, then worked as a carpenter. He married Lydia Bernal June 26, 1938. Henry was a proud veteran serving in World War II. He saw combat in the Philippines and Japan and earned a Purple Heart. He continued civil service work and retired from Reclamation at Luke Air Force Base. He received a commendation for saving a pilot’s life after a plane crash on base. For 32 years Henry continued his generosity of time and talent with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Matthew’s and St. Mary’s parishes. He was a retired 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and member of American Legion Post #41. Predeceased by brothers and sisters and daughter Virginia Fimbres, survivors include his brother, Albert Sophie, his wife of 69 years, Lydia, daughter, Anne-Marie, grandchildren, Deborah Charles Sloniger, Elena Todd Wrightsman, Alicia Kent Gavlik and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Henry Sloniger, Jacob, Cecelia, Corrine Wrightsman, Alex Fimbres-Gavlik, Virginia and JoAnna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He loved his family very much. Thank you so much to caregivers, Arlena, Mica, Rika and Yukiko at Spring Meadows. Thank you to Hospice of the Valley, Lilah, Sandy, Karen and Debra. Services will be held Thursday, March 27th, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington St. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 9:30 A.M., with Rosary at 9:30 A.M., and Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. The family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley or St. Vincent de Paul Society.
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