Mike U. Velasquez, of Mesa, passed away peacefully on 02/02/2008. Mike was born in Ray, Arizona, on 03/30/1921 and was preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Guadalupe, sisters Veva, Amelia, Elisa and Estella. He is survived by his wife Cora, sisters Herlinda Mendivil, Lupita Rod Sprinkle and former spouse Cruz Velasquez. Children include Michael, Elisa, RuthAnn Erlandsen, David Gloria and Robert; stepdaughters Olivia Hollister, Rosie Bill Casas and Trini Larry Ferra. He leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren as well as other nieces and nephews. Music was his life and will be sorely missed by many of his musician friends. “Happy Landing in the Sky” Funeral Mass will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Avenue, on Friday, February 8, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. with Visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Graveside Service will be at 1:30 P.M. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Hospice of the Valley.
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