OBITUARY

Lucy Navarette Navarette Amavisca

May 4, 1916January 10, 2011

Lucy Navarette Amavisca went home to be with our Lord on Monday, January 10, 2011, she passed away at her home with her family by her side. Lucy was part of the original pioneer families that arrived in Yuma. She was born on May 4, 1916 and was the sixth daughter of Guadalupe Navarette and Transito Armenta. A Yuma native, she grew up at the family's stockyard on 24th and 3E. She comes from a line of 6 sisters who are now all deceased. She attended the old school house that was across the street from the old library. Lucy's family soon moved to the big adobe house that sits on 8th street and 14th avenue. This came to be the home that she would remain in for the next 70 years until her death. She met the love of her life at the age of 12, Joseph Angel Amavisca and married him June 24, 1934. Four beautiful children soon followed, Lupe, George, Robert and Rachel. Lucy Amavisca had an exciting life in the Yuma Valley. She opened her home to an Army family, and was a domestic housewife and did the laundry for the Italian prison. Lucy had a huge heart. At different times in her life, she would open her home to many families and orphaned children that had no place to stay. Lucy had a love for life and a strong belief in the Catholic Church. Lucy and her husband Joe were very active in the Immaculate Conception Church. Together they were instrumental in planting the flowers around the church, as well as creating and caring for the landscaping of the church located on Ave B.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Recitation of The Holy Rosary Friday, January 14, 2011
REMEMBERING

Lucy Navarette Navarette Amavisca

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Stewart & Annie Crawford

February 8, 2011

Hi grandma: I miss you, everytime we went to Yuma you were the first to see and the last to see going home. You always took very good care of me even when i lived with you
Love you and we will always love and remember you like they say for eternity. Till we see each other again.Keep the angels well fed with your beans and totillas.

Anna Ortega

January 21, 2011

Aunt Lucy: I will miss you so much. I will go by your house and water your plants that meant so much to you. I LOVE YOU!

January 18, 2011

Hi mom: I have a hole in my heart that will be there for the rest of my life. I am glad that God gave me you or my mother. Say hello to dad for me Your son. George

George Amavisca

January 18, 2011

Hi mom: I have a hole in my heart that will be there for the rest of my life. I am glad that God gave me you for my mother. Say hello to dad for me. Your son
George

George Amavisca

January 18, 2011

Hi mom: I have a hole in my heart that will be there for the rest of my life.
I am so glad that God gave me you for my mother. Say hello to dad for me.
your son george.

Edward Amavisca

January 16, 2011

We will miss you grandma. Love always! You were a grandma for all children now and forever, your home was always open to visit any time with love and care...

Andrew Amavisca

January 16, 2011

My Nina Lucy lived her life full of love. She showed us all the way life was meant to be lived by always caring for others. She always gave that little smile that just made me smile right back at her. Her home was the 1st place we stopped when visiting our our family in Yuma and the last place we stopped on the way out of town.
Our family has lost so much, but I have no doubt she is in heaven dancing with My Nino Joe.

We will always love you,

Andrew Phillip Amavisca & The Amavisca Family
Son of Alex & Barbara Amavisca
Grandson of Alex & Anna Amavisca

January 16, 2011

Although I didn't know Mrs Amavisca personally I had the honor and joy of knowing her extended family, growing up with her grandchildren, in Phoenix and having the connection of both being Yuma natives! The LORD has called her home, Rest in Peace!
Kimberly Robinson Phx.AZ

Jodi Wilsford/JoAnn Amavisca's daughter

January 16, 2011

So sorry to hear of Aunty Lucy's passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the Amavisca family.

Leticia Robles

January 15, 2011

Lucy was a really good friend of my mom Teresa. Her house is a few blocks from where I grew up and I have good memories of my mom and I walking to her house every weekend and chatting with her outside of her home where all her beautiful flowers and plants are. She will be missed, she was a very kind lady.