Lucila Grijalva Montijo
March 17, 1942 – April 24, 2021
On Saturday April 24, 2021, Lucila G Montijo, loving partner and mother to 4 children, passed away at age 79. She was born on March 17, 1942 and raised in Ajo, Arizona, most recently living in Tucson, Arizona.
Lucila was the third of five children to Raul P. and Consuelo M. Grijalva. She raised four children in Ajo, with short periods in Los Angeles and Tucson, with her husband Guillermo C. Montijo, now deceased. Her children were her life treasures. Later in life she met Rodrigo Gomez, who was her life partner for more than 30 years.
Lucila had a passion for life and a joy for finding beauty in all things around her. She delighted in painting, decorating, and creating colorful spaces in her home and sharing her creations with her family. Her innate passion for dancing started early and lasted throughout her life. Dancing brought her and Rodrigo together. She enjoyed finding great deals on things to enhance her stylish flair. She was known for her big love for others: love for her children and love of life, love of family and love for those in need. Her strong faith and prayers uplifted and inspired many.
Lucila is preceded in death by her brother Frank, her mother Consuelo, and her father Raul. She is survived by her partner Rodrigo Gomez, and her children Guillermo Jr, Ruben, Frankie, and Maria as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sisters Berta, Evangelina, and Delcia, and numerous cousins.
The family regrets to notify that due to strict COVID-19 limitations, there is only a small number of family members allowed to attend the service in-person.
In-person services are by invitation only and will be held at 11 am on Tuesday May 4th, 2021 at South Lawn Funeraria Del Angel at 5401 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706.
The services will be available for viewing online live during the event at 11am May 4th, and will be recorded to be watched after the event also (barring any technical difficulties). You will be able to access this from your computer or device at the following web address: http://lucilamontijog.hadm.com
Photos of Lucila & family can be shared with the family by emailing: Lucila.G.Montijo@gmail.com The photos will be made available for viewing after the memorial at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/a2jqAmmAmMh5tDrX6
Lucila requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Tucson Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona at PO Box 551,Tucson, AZ 85702-0551. Cards for the family can be sent to 4913 E Baker St., Tucson AZ 85711-2120.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Lucila Grijalva Montijo
A. Gabriela Gómez Alvarado
May 3, 2021
Usted siempre fue una Mujer llena de Luz y color, por eso estás Flores en su Honor no podían ser diferentes, llenas de color, de alegría, Como fue su paso por está Tierra.
Nos duele mucho no ir a despedirla como se merece y acompañar a sus seres queridos, pero desde aquí les mandamos todo nuestro amor para que puedan aprender a vivir sin usted, siempre he dicho que la muerte de un ser amado nunca se supera, solo aprendemos a vivir con ese dolor de perderlos día con día, aunque siempre la Extrañaremos 🙏🌹🤍Descanse en Paz 🙏 Tía Lucila 🌹. Y nos vemos en el más allá.
Annie Serventi Krznarich
April 29, 2021
Lucila you have left behind memories.
Your love for family will be a part of your legacy. Your introduction to cheese tacos and Sonoran Hot Dogs will be your claim to fame with our jointly held and loved grandchildren , Frankie JR and Adrian I’m so glad you met Alessandro before leaving Ajo., our great grandson. Alex as we call him has spoken of you. May you Rest In Peace and you join both your parents at Gods side. Con amor. Annie.