David H. Morales

October 24, 1955November 27, 2018

David Holguin Morales, 63 years of age of Tucson, AZ, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:03 p.m. in Tucson, AZ.

David was born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on October 24, 1955. He attended Douglas High School in Douglas, AZ. David was married to his beautiful and devoted wife Estella Morales on, September 30, 1974, in Douglas, AZ at Saint Luke’s Catholic Church.

David was a very popular and dedicated musician in his hometown, Douglas, AZ. He was one of the original band members of the very recognized bands: “El Paisano”, “Country Limits”, “Relax”, and “Pueblo” to name a few. David was an amazing bass musician, and music occupied a huge portion of his life. He attended Mass regularly and would share his talent of playing his bass to accompany Francisco Romo during Sunday mass.

David was self-employed. He was a popular masonry by day and musician at night. He owned many trades amongst some were cook, mechanic, and comedian. He was a hard-working person, but unfortunately his health began to decline and another more important job began. He started the journey of valiantly battling his illness. He battled this illness daily. It was a battle that never brought his spirits down. He handled his illness without a complaint.

He continued to enjoy life by spending time with his family, playing his keyboard and guitar and listening to music. He was a very caring person and would always be willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He received everyone with open arms and loved his family and friends so much. Above all, he was a man of God, compassion, and faith. He leaves behind many amazing and unforgettable memories. The best gift he ever gave us was always to seek GOD in favorable and rough times.

David is preceded in death by his grandfather (dad) Arturo Holguin, and his grandmother Aurelia Holguin. David is survived by his wife of forty four years, Estella; his four children: Davy (Zonia) Morales; Michelle (Alex) Martinez; Jackie (Gavin) Tucker, and Cheryl Morales. also, surviving David is his mother, Josefina Duarte and siblings Jesse (Carmen) Morales, Frances Vasquez (Adan Torres), Carlos Morales, Raquel (Reynaldo) Carrillo, Aurelia Aguayo, Martin (Lydia) Duarte. Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren Fabian Morales, Demitri Morales, Monique Morales, Daniel Morales, Aliyah Molina, Brianna Rodriguez, Estevan Camacho, Makilah Cruz, Jezreal Cruz, Armando LaMadrid. Pallbearers: Daniel Morales, Fabian Morales, Estevan Camacho, Demetri Morales, Armando Lamadrid, Martin Duarte, Arturo Vasquez, Rene Estrada Honorary Pallbearers: Jessie Morales, Carlos Morales, Alex Martinez, Gavin Tucker, Noe Molina, Carlitos Morales

The family of David Morales wish to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Peter Catalano and staff, Dr. John W. Bloom, MD and team (Banner University) Nurses, RT’s and Tech’s on Diamond 3w (Banner University) Dr. Cristina Smith, MD, and team, Dr. Joy Logan, MD, and team, Funeraria Del Angel University Chapel (Robert Enriquez, Danny Cruz), Deacon Angel Gonzalez, Santa Monica (Rev. Raul Valencia Garcia and staff), relatives and friends.

Rosary will be at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Santa Monica Roman Parish. Following Rosary and Mass, final resting place will be at South Lawn Cemetery.


  • Arturo Holgin, Father
  • Josefina Morales, Mother
  • Estella Morales, Spouse


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

David H. Morales

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Cheryl Morales

December 6, 2018

Thank you everyone for your condolences, prayers, phone calls, flowers, cards, food and visits. I have amazing friends and an amazing family. I miss my father dearly and I’m thankful I have you all to help cheer me up. I’m forever grateful. ❤️

Amy Estrada

December 3, 2018

Tio, you will always be in our hearts.

Jesus Yanez Galaz

December 2, 2018

Buenos recuerdos tengo de mi Bro. Gran Amigo y Compañero Musical en ''El Paisano''.
Descansa en paz Carnal.

Celine Del Rio

December 2, 2018

My favorite memory of my Tio would have to be seeing his excitement and love every time I stopped by to visit. Every time I walked in that door he nearly would jump out of his little couch and would give me the most warmful hug, you could instantly feel the love. I love you Tio! Can’t wait to get those warm hugs again one day.

Corina Olivares

December 2, 2018

I have so many beautiful memories as a child with my Tio. My children had the honor too meet My Tio and got to know such a beautiful man with so much love. Until we meet again Tio and thank you for loving me and my family like you did.


December 1, 2018

Rest in peace my friend ,condolences to the family.

Osito Morales

December 1, 2018

Nino, ever since I was a little bear you have been llike a father to me, and as i got bigger you became an inspiration to me, your dedication as a father and the courage to fight has made me look at life for what it truly is all about, you made me realize that as long as you have God by your side any thing is possible and as long as you have family by your side you can over come any obstacle. You will truly be missed but never forgotten, until we meet again we love you.