Teresa Kika Franco

March 25, 1957June 23, 2020

Teresa “Kika’ Franco, 63 passed away on Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 25th, 1957 in Yuma, Arizona. Teresa graduated from Yuma High School in 1975. She was proud to be a YHS Criminal. Teresa played softball for many years. Teresa loved to spend time with her family in any way possible. She loved to party and loved to go out dancing. Teresa loved Mexican music especially Little Joe Y La Familia. Teresa also loved the casinos, she really enjoyed playing bingo. She was a big Arizona Cardinal and Arizona Diamondback fan.

Teresa is survived by her daughters: Jennie (Chris) Limones and Lori (Steven) Moreno; her grandchildren Christian Limones, Adrian Limones, Isaac Moreno, Ariana Limones and Isabella Moreno; sisters: Rachel Martinez, Becky Miranda; brothers: Raymond Gonzales, Alex Martinez, Roger Martinez and numerous nieces and nephews.

Teresa was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Franco, her parents Jesus and Josie Martinez and Brother Johnnie Martinez and Sister Lucy Vargas.

Due to Covid-19 and CDC guidelines, private viewing will be held on Thursday July 9, 2020 at Johnson Mortuary followed by where she will join her husband in her final resting place at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Christian Limones, Adrian Limones, Isaac Moreno, Roger Martinez Jr., Benjamin Martinez, and Gilbert Miranda. Honorary Pallbearers are Chris Limones, Steven Moreno, and Frank Gonzales.


  • Christian Limones , Pallbearer
  • Adrian Limones, Pallbearer
  • Isaac Moreno, Pallbearer
  • Roger Martinez Jr., Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Martinez , Pallbearer
  • Gilbert Miranda , Pallbearer
  • Chris Limones, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steven Moreno, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Frank Gonzales , Honorary Pallbearer


9 July

Private Viewing

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Mortuary Chapel

1415 S. First Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364

10 July

Funeral Service

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Johnson Mortuary Chapel

1415 S. First Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364

10 July


10:00 am

Desert Lawn Memorial Park

1415 S 1st Ave
Yuma, Arizona 85364


Teresa Kika Franco

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Jennie Franco

July 8, 2020

Mom , im going to miss going out dancing. You left us too soon.. until we meet again . I love you..R.I.P. give dad a hug for me.