Manuel Machiche was born on February 2, 1944 and unexpectedly entered into God’s presences on September 8, 2021. We lost a Husband, dad, grandfather, son, uncle, brother, a cousin, Pastor and a friend. He was born in Chihuahua Mexico, but grew up in border towns of Douglas and Auga prieta. It is here where he met and married his wife of 54 years Delia Machiche. Manuel is survived by his wife Delia, sons Victor and Nolberto, Daughters- in- law Anna and Annabelle, Grandchildren Caleb and Hannah, Grandchild-in-law Allie. He was preceded by his parents Pedro and Francisca Machiche, siblings Pedro and Ruben.
Manuel was a Godly man with a big heart that loved everyone and allowed everyone to love him. He was fearless, but always feared God. He was wise, joyful, caring and always willing to serve others. Manuel served his country in the Army, served his State of AZ as Correctional Officer, and served the people as a Pastor/Counselor. Recently he was serving coffee and greeting those that entered Circle K.
He loved helping people, taking pictures, doing whatever it took to make people laugh and feel good. Manuel knew how to make people feel peace, love, joy and God’s presence. He will be missed, but we rejoice and celebrate his life knowing that our loss is his gin as he is now in God’s glorious presence.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, with a visitation from 9:00am – 9:45am with a service held at 10:00am at Christ Church of the Valley Church, 1565 N. 113th Avenue in Avondale.