Abel O. Bedoya

February 28, 1930May 13, 2014
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Abel O. Bedoya (1930 ~ 2014)

Abel O. Bedoya, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at home in Gilbert, AZ surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Yuma High School. Abel was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country as a medic in the 3rd Army during the Korean War. He later worked with Southern Pacific Railroad for 15 years, then, worked at MCAS in Yuma for 27 years where he retired as a Pest Control Operator. Abel's favorite pastimes were spending time with his grandchildren, driving them to school, and watching his favorite western movies. He was also an avid Cardinals football fan. He was devoted to his family and was always there for everyone. He was a very humble man with a unique sense of humor, a loving father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Abel was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elisa; his parents, Louis and Francisca O. Bedoya; sisters, Anita, Aurora, and Amelia; brothers, Arthur, Alfonso, Alfred, Albert, Atlalfo, Adolfo, and Andres. He leaves behind his daughters, Elizabeth Mendoza, Yolanda Hinzo, RoseAnn Bedoya and Belinda Hanson; grandchildren, Michelle Figueroa and Michael Hinzo; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation services will be held Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary, 1415 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma. Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1518 S. 8th Avenue, Yuma. He will be laid to rest at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: John Mendoza, Gene Hensley, Larry Nuno, Michael Hinzo, Victor Figueroa Jr., and Sabian Sanchez. Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.


  • Visitation Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Recitation of The Holy Rosary Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 17, 2014

Abel O. Bedoya

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May 24, 2014

The Yuma Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes the sacrifices your loved one and family made for the freedom we all share. Thank you and May God Bless your family.

May R.

May 21, 2014

Mis más sentidos pésames a la familia. Deseó compartir con ustedes una promesa departe de Dios. En Hechos 24:15 leemos que habrá una resurrección. Los invito a leerlo en sus propias Biblias. Si desean aprender más, pueden contactarme. Una vez más, lo siento.

May 19, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bonnie Yarnell

May 16, 2014

Although I did not know Abel I do know his daughter Rose. I enjoyed many stories about him. They would always put a smile on my face. I know he was loved greatly and will be missed by all his family and in a way I will miss him too. God Bless you Abel.

Shirley Guy (Dora's sister)

May 16, 2014

I am so sorry for your families loss

Aiyanna Hinzo

May 16, 2014

Love you always grandpa Abel , may you rest in peace

Alfred Chavez

May 15, 2014

Alfred Chavez..San Francisco, Ca