OBITUARY

Francisco "Pancho" Turrey Sr.

September 16, 1943April 9, 2018
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Francisco “Pancho" Turrey

Francisco Turrey, 74, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home in Phoenix. He was married to Gloria Turrey, sharing 45 years together. Born in El Paso, Texas, he was the youngest of 12 children raised by our grandmother Luz Turrey. He attended Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas. Francisco worked as a welder in his early years, as a janitor for Woolco Stores, and later went to work for the Roosevelt School District as a custodian for over 20 years. In 2000, he was diagnosed with COPD and Congestive Heart Failure which forced him into retirement. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Phoenix where he assisted as an usher, reader and volunteered when needed. He will be remembered for his loyalty to his faith but more importantly for his generosity. Our Dad/Grandpa had a love for people…he enjoyed talking to and helping anyone and everyone. There was no one that could keep him quiet. Francisco known as Frank had a passion for sports; his top two were baseball and football. The New York Yankees for baseball and as you all know the Pittsburgh Steelers as his ONE and ONLY football team. Our dad played softball and was very competitive. He was a great role model and taught all the kids on our block how to play football and basketball. Our Dad/Grandpa was known as Mr. Frank and played a big part in a lot of our friends’ lives…although he loved sports, our Dad was a great domino, pool and “Loteria” player. We will miss the competitive games. The year 2018 was a challenging one for our Dad/Grandpa but although he was hospitalized and limited to do things, he made his visits enjoyable for the staff. I kid you not when I say he had a group of nurses who enjoyed taking care of him. He would tell the nurses that he had over 10 names…to name a few, Frank, Francisco, Pancho, Kiko, Paco, Paquito, Frankie etc… He hated being told what to do and he hated the hospital gowns…but as long as he had music nothing stopped him from making sure we knew he would be fine. He is survived by spouse Gloria; three daughters Sylvia, Sandra and Leticia; son Francisco Jr. and predeceased by his son; Carlos Turrey; son-in-laws Tim, Johnny and Carlos; seven grandsons Carlos-Anthony, Adrian, Johnny Aaron, Frankie III, Ryan and Dakota; five granddaughters, Vanessa, Angelica, Érica, Zurina, and Franchesca; six great grandkids, Jovanni, Brianna, Mariah, Lilly, Manuel and Emmanuel; sister, Tia Chita; and other family members including nephews and nieces from California, Phoenix, and El Paso, Texas. Dad/Grandpa will always stay Loved and Remembered.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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Francisco "Pancho" Turrey Sr.

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Josie Arambula Turrey

April 27, 2018

Tio Pancho when I heard of your passing my heart just broke. You are a special man with a big heart. I thank you for always being there for us in the good and bad times. I loved when you would come over and make us huevos rancheros, they were the best. I will miss you and love you. My prayers go out to the whole family. May God give you love and strength, You all have another Angel looking over you.

Love you all
Josie Turrey

Sandra (Sandy) luna

April 22, 2018

Dad...there are no words to express how much you’ll be missed.....just the thought of not talking to you daily, seems un-real! You’ve taught us how to be strong, independent, to love & live life to the fullest! Although today doesn’t seem like life will continue without you here - I know you’ll continue to guide and watch over us!
My heart is broken in so many pieces, but I know your memories, and love will live within us everyday Forever and EvEr! It’s comforting to know your resting in peace & re-united with Carlitos!
You will forever be my Hero!
Love you always your ‘Blue Eye’ Daughter Sandy!!

Tavo Leyva

April 19, 2018

Tio Pancho was became my second father who took me in right after high school when I was going down the wrong road. He didn't judge me, he taught me to work in building maintenance, he taught me how to work out, our pre work out was strawberry pop and peanuts!! He took me under his wing and treated me like his own. His home was always full of kids I'm sure he was a father figure to most. He was always so happy and always singing. I will always remember him singing "come and get your love" by red bone. TIO and my Dad will be arguing bout their football and talking compare stuff. I will miss you but never forget everything you taught me I'm glad I told you what you meant to me when you were still healthy. I will never forget the tears we shed and the big hug we gave each other. STEELER nation is missing the greatest fan. TIO I Loved you then ,now,and forever.

Leticia "letty" Turrey

April 18, 2018

Daddy's Lil girl...... Oh how I'm going to miss your presence in my life.... But I'm truly thankful and blessed that God chose you to be my Daddy! You taught me so much... Faith, Loyalty, also how to stand strong and not give up! My heart is hurting but just knowing you are in Gods hands puts me at peace! My memories of you will always be in my heart 💞 You are truly my 😇 Angel! I love you to the moon and back.... Rest easy Daddy
Love always Daddy's Lil girl
Leticia Turrey❤

Adrian Turrey

April 17, 2018

Oh how me and my Grampa shared many memories from him bringing me milk from the school, to him bringing me lunch in Hs. I’m going to miss those little play arguments that we always had! Especially over that remote! I love you Grampa always and forever!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Biography

Francisco “Pancho" Turrey

Francisco Turrey, 74, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home in Phoenix. He was married to Gloria Turrey, sharing 45 years together.
Born in El Paso, Texas, he was the youngest of 12 children raised by our grandmother Luz Turrey. He attended Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas. Francisco worked as a welder in his early years, as a janitor for Woolco Stores, and later went to work for the Roosevelt School District as a custodian for over 20 years. In 2000, he was diagnosed with COPD and Congestive Heart Failure which forced him into retirement.
He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Phoenix where he assisted as an usher, reader and volunteered when needed. He will be remembered for his loyalty to his faith but more importantly for his generosity. Our Dad/Grampa had a love for people…he enjoyed talking to and helping anyone and everyone. There was no one that could keep him quiet.
Francisco known as Frank had a passion for sports; his top two were baseball and football. The New York Yankees for baseball and as you all know the Pittsburgh Steelers as his ONE and ONLY football team. Our dad played softball and was very competitive. He was a great role model and taught all the kids on our block how to play football and basketball. Our Dad/Grampa was known as Mr. Frank and played a big part in a lot of our friends’ lives…although he loved sports, our dad was a great domino, pool and “Loteria” player. We will miss the competitive games. The year 2018 was a challenging one for our Dad/Grampa but although he was hospitalized and limited to do things, he made his visits enjoyable for the staff. I kid you not when I say he had a group of nurses who enjoyed taking care of him. He would tell the nurses that he had over 10 names…to name a few, Frank, Francisco, Pancho, Kiko, Paco, Paquito, Frankie etc… He hated being told what to do and he hated the hospital gowns…but as long as he had music nothing stopped him from making sure we knew he would be fine.
He is survived by spouse Gloria; three daughters Sylvia, Sandra and Leticia; son Francisco Jr.; son-in-laws Tim, Johnny and Carlos; seven grandsons Carlos-Anthony, Adrian, Johnny Aaron, Frankie III, Ryan and Dakota; five granddaughters, Vanessa, Angelica, Ericka, Zurina, and Franchesca; six great grandkids, Jovanni, Brianna, Mariah, Lilly, Manuel and EmManuel; sister, Tia Chita; and other family members including nephews and nieces from California, Phoenix, and El Paso, Texas.
Dad/Grampa will always stay Loved and Remembered.