Henry M. Quihuiz, 84, of Chandler, AZ, joined Our Lord on February 4th, 2023. Henry was born on September 29th, 1938, in Phoenix, AZ, to the late Ray P. Quihuiz and Annie (Mendoza) Quihuiz. He was the second youngest of 5 children. Henry graduated from St. Mary’s High School before he joined the Coast Guard Reserve. He married his wife, Mary Esther (Jimenez) Quihuiz on November 20th, 1960. They were married for 62 years. Together they had 3 children, Cindy, Becky, and Michael.
Henry started working for Phoenix Elementary District #1 in the AV Department before he became Director of Transportation, he continued that role in the Paradise Valley and Tolleson School Districts. Henry taught 8th Grade Religious Education (including his children) and he and Esther were selected for Marriage Encounter to mentor couples at St. Marks Catholic Church.
Henry is survived by his wife Mary Esther, sister Terri (Ralph) Gaxiola, brother-in-law Oscar Ruiz; sister-in-law Grace Quihuiz; daughters Cindy Brown and Becky (Robert)Valenzuela, daughter-in-law Karis Quihuiz; 8 grandchildren, Nicole (Brandon) Cluff, Matthew, Justin Valenzuela, Alexa Brown, Chloe, Cecilia Quihuiz, Noah Pacheco-Kountz, many nieces and nephews, and his little dog Sienna, who he truly adored. He is predeceased by his parents, Ray and Annie Quihuiz; older brother Ray Quihuiz; MaryLou (Joe) Baltierra; Patsy Ruiz, and his beloved son Michael Quihuiz.
Henry loved to play and watch all sports, he missed playing golf the most. He loved music and to dance. He had a great sense of humor and was always making people around him laugh. Henry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023 a visitation will be held from 5PM to 7PM with rosary prayers at 6PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. On Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11AM a funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston St. Chandler. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
I’m very sorry for the loss of your Dad Becky. He was such a nice man. I’m sure he will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Love and hugs.
God bless you our dear dear friend. May you sleep with the angels and welcome all those that follow next.
We will miss you always.
God bless you Esther and find strength in your family going forward.
Our hearts are broken. We love you all Quihuiz family.
With love and sympathy, Bill and Pam.
I’m sorry for the loss of Henry. I thank God I had the privilege to work with Henry, he had the most beautiful spirit. May God bless you Esther and family prayers go out, you all my condolences.
Valencia Mary L
So sorry for the loss of Henry. A good soul and such a nice man. God Bless you all during this hard time. Prayers and Love coming from the Valencia Family.
Henry lived a life well-loved. He and Esther and I met 24+ years ago, when I walked my dog in the neighborhood. I consider them my favorite neighbors, and was so saddened to hear of Henry’s declining health, hospitalization, and the move to rehab. Esther’s call to tell me of his passing was such sad news, her loss of her beloved partner in life. I hold you in my heart, Henry, and always send love to you, Esther.
So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained an angel. Our sincere condolences to your family. Prayers and love coming from Parrish & Martha Flores (Parrish, Rosie Flores Grandson)
My sincere condolences for your loss. We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. May god bless you during this time of loss.
(Veronica, Daughter to Rosie & Pete Flores)