OBITUARY

Raymond S. Figueroa

January 5, 1945May 27, 2021

Raymond "Monchie" Figueroa entered into eternal life, peacefully on May 27, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona at the young, bright age of 76 years.

Raymond Figueroa is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jenny Figueroa, daughter Linda Figueroa, son Anthony Figueroa, daughter-in-law Brenna Figueroa, grandchildren Lauren Leija (Fiancé CJ) Raymond Figueroa, Marcos Figueroa, Jeweliana Figueroa, Jennifer Leija and his only great-grandchild Layla Jules. He is preceded in death by his first born son Raymond Figueroa Jr., both his parents, Ramon and Maria Figueroa and so many other brothers, sisters, family members and friends.

Raymond Figueroa was born on January 5, 1945 in the beautiful mining town of Superior, Arizona to Ramon and Maria Figueroa. After the death of his father in 1948, he and his mother moved to the valley in 1955. Raymond met and began dating Jenny in 1959. They married 5 years later on January 29, 1964. They went on to have three children together. Immediately after high school, Raymond began working for The City of Phoenix. He worked as a Solid Waste Equipment Operator and retired after 33 years of service. Raymond lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed the outdoors, being a constant jokester, spending quality time laughing with family and friends. He was the "life of the party", he always made everyone feel welcome and was a father figure to so many people, but most importantly; he loved his wife, kids and grandkids. He was the ultimate family-man, provider and would do anything for his family. He truly was THE BEST OF THE BEST!

Mass is scheduled for 11am on June 9, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish (909 E. Washington Street, Phx 85034).

The burial will follow at 12:30pm at Resthaven/ Carr-Tenney Mortuary and Memorial (4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phx 85042). Following the burial, the celebration of life will continue at the Casa Figueroa (6009 S. 6th Avenue, Phx 85041). If anyone would like to donate flowers, please send them to the cemetery, address listed above.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Anthony Figueroa
  • Raymond Figueroa
  • Marcos Figueroa
  • Danny Coronado
  • Anthony Schultz
  • Richard Sisneros
  • Randy Lujan
  • Albino Castañon
  • Ivan Romero, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Victor De La Torre, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy De La Torre, Honorary Bearer
  • Adam Vasquez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brandon Price, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Arturo Ramirez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Santos Vasquez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daniel Rivera, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tommy Medina, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricardo Moreno, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alex Reyes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Armando Roman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Danny Ramirez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • CJ Jules, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Julio Lozano, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Gulley, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Memories

Raymond S. Figueroa

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Steve De La Torre

June 11, 2021

To my extended family, the Figueroa's,

No words can describe how much this wonderful "Patriarch" has touch so many lives. Saying he was the life of the party is an understatement. He WAS the party and will continue to be part of every party from now on for he often reminded us how to treat others with kindness, strangers like family and family like gold. His infectious smile will forever be etched in my memory and will forever be used as a template on how to treat others. With God's grace and permission, I hope it will be YOU, Monchie to greet me at heaven's gates! Then I know that I have made it to the party on time. With all my love, gratitude, and honor to have known such a wonderful soul.

Stephen M. De La Torre

Alexa Walker

June 8, 2021

Christmas Eve won’t be the same without you Monchies. You were always so welcoming and made sure everyone was having a great time. I’ll always remember your initiation shots and speeches. Sending lots of love to the Figueroa family!

Billy DeLaTorre

June 7, 2021

Over the last few days many great memories have resurface each one had the same theme of celebrations. Regardless of the event birthday, holiday, football game, track meet, or just a Sunday afternoon with Monchie every gathering was a fiesta.
Monchie would be the first to greet my family and I at the door offering a smile, hug, and beer (not always in that order) and he would listen wholeheartedly when inquiring how things are going. Thank you for always being at the door and when we meet again I know you will be there to greet with a hug, smile, and a yes a cold beer. Forever in our Hearts you'll stay. We will Love you and remember you every single day!

Deedee De la torre

June 7, 2021

I met you so young, that we became family instantly and you some how became like a grandpa to us. You were someone that if one of my boyfriends didnt meet, then they probably werent a boyfriend🤣. Anyone who was lucky enough to be in your presence , got a glimpse of a cool, extra ordinary, genuinely welcoming ,honest man. Your house was everyones house. No one was a guest but a family member . You had a way to make a stranger feel loved and you had a contagious smile always on display,i never once seen you not happy. You taught me that no matter what you go through, you show up with a smile ,some jokes, and some beer. Thank you for always asking about my kids and parents, for years of christmas eve memories,for always making sure to top my beer and never leaving with out a hug. You will always be loved and remembered.

Lisa Romero

June 7, 2021

Dear Monchie,
You have made an impact on everyone who has crossed paths with you. You are the life of the party and at the same time the steady beat of the Figueroa family. You have taught us so much and I am sure you weren't even meaning to. First, we truly know now to live each day like it could be our last. Which is something you always did. Secondly, to celebrate all the big moments in everyone's life but more importantly the little ones too. Lastly, a little bit of conversation and a cold beer goes a long way. We will forever cheers in your honor. Thank you for watching me grow up and being there for my little moments as well as my big ones.

Sally Hernandez

June 7, 2021

When you live your Life like a Legion & Hero you come to mind! You had a heart of Gold and you were an Amazing Human Being who touched & impacted so many...
Your time on earth was a lesson that touched and taught so many that when your name is mention you can't help but smile & laugh. For the awesome times & memories we all had with you.

You always made us feel so loved & welcomed ❤ The things you asked could be funny or crazy but you always knew how to make us think of things we forgot or didn't think of. I am so Blessed that besides My Father Eloy Hernandez your Compa you were there for me & my mom after his passing. I could never thank you enough for that. I felt lost without My Dad however you were there to step in when I needed My Dad and I thank you enough for that.

You left a big imprint in my heart & life as well for so many others. I love hearing the stories & memories we a have with you and your family! We are all truly Blessed that we had you & your familia Los Figueora's in our lives!! I am going to miss you dearly and will always carry you with me. Please give My Dad a hug for me. I must say I am very luck to gained a new angel You to look over me! Love you Compa Monchie!! May you Rest in Peace❤🙏

Ivan Romero

June 7, 2021

Ever since I first met Moonchi it felt like I've known him forever . I will always remember our night of adventure searching for Tony during the Ramon Ayala concert . Thank you for all of our memories together . All the laughs , stories, drinks , and companionship will be missed dearly . Love you Moonchie appreciate the impact you made in my life until we meet again your memories will keep bringing a smile to my face.

Tony Castañón

June 6, 2021

Compa Raymond " Monchi " Figueroa
You are and always be In Our Hearts !! Thankyou For all the wonderful , blessed , and funny times when we were together. Love You Much Compa !!!

Susie sisneros

June 6, 2021

Monchie Lonchie (Magami) you will deeply be missed and FOREVER in our hearts. The unconditional LOVE you gave us will be cherished forever. You definitely were the HOSTESS WITH MOSTESS always making sure your guest had everything. Jenny, Thanks for always making me feel like one of your own. Linda and Tony THANK YOU for sharing your DAD. We love you guys with all our hearts 💕. Monchie RIP till we meet again. Love Sana Lana Chapparra Short Shit as you called me.

Elizabeth Rodriquez

June 4, 2021

Tio Monchie,
You will forever be missed by your Yoda! I never seen you without a smile on your face. You always gave a welcoming presence. You & tia Jenny is all I had left after my dad passed away. You continued to watch over me & my family as your own. You were very much loved by many & your memories will continue to be shared through the years. I'm glad to have so many memories of you that can never be replaced. Your smile & laughter as I walked through the door will forever be missed. Fly high mighty dog I'm sure your welcomed with open arms from loved one's up there.
Lita (Yoda)

FROM THE FAMILY