OBITUARY

Rudolph Merino Espinoza

October 27, 1929May 13, 2014

Rudolph "Rudy" Merino Espinoza (1929-2014)

Rudolph "Rudy" Merino Espinoza, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his Yuma home surrounded by family. He was born September 27, 1929 in Gadsden.

Rudy loved music, gardening, social gatherings, and hard work. He was a hardware salesman, then decided to become self-employed and ran his own business in wholesale hardware, plumbing and electrical.

Rudy is survived by his son, Rudy Espinoza Jr (Patsy Flores); daughter, Julie Espinoza and his loving sister Lydia Bell and many loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Jennie Espinoza; brothers Henry and Arthur Espinoza. Viewing is at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church followed by rosary at 10:30 a.m. then Mass at 11:00 a.m.

Rudy was well known for his laughter, stories, and knowledge of business. We love you, dad!

A Very special thank you to Hospice Compassus; all of the employees, Dr. Piscoya, Rose Ramirez, Alicia Hill, Deacon Tony Gomez, Peggy Almadova, Dave and Alma Clark, for their loving care. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Hospice Compassus; 1025 W. 24th St Suite #15 Yuma, AZ 85364. Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.

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Rudolph Merino Espinoza

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Rose Fernandez

May 23, 2014

To Rudy, Julie and all the Espinoza family, my sincerest condolences. Rudy was a great neighbor and friend to our family. He will dearly be missed. Please take comfort that Rudy is now in the arms of Heavenly Father. May he forever rest in peace. God Bless you Rudy and Julie, you're in my prayers.

Sally Apostol-Hernandez

May 22, 2014

My condolences to the Espinoza family for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Luis Medina

May 22, 2014

I was member you always telling me was is real life ...when I was 15 years old...now I'm 42...you always been there for us...mi ..my mom's. .& my brother...I was thinking all staff you telling me now ..after past the years is all thrust all you telling me ...u always gonna be in my heart...I'm felling appreciate everything I'm learn..for you always sincerely & appreciate always for rest..my life. .rest in peace..

Enrique Valdez

May 22, 2014

God bless my grandmother Olivia Medina and the Espinosa family for they lost.

Becky Leffler (Herrera)

May 22, 2014

Rudy and Julie: God's blessings to you and the rest of your family. Your Dad was one of the good guys. I loved talking to him and listening to his stories. He'll be missed.

May 21, 2014

You will be missed my freind. I remember when ever I would bring you supplies, you would take time and sit in the back of your warehouse and talk about the old days . Don Merritt/ CED

Tonyboy Moreno

May 21, 2014

..Thoughts and Prayers are with You..Rudyboy and Julie..May my nino Rudy Rest in Peace..

Dido & Yoly Ponce

May 20, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Family Espinoza. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God Bless.

FROM THE FAMILY