Ochoa, David M.
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1943-2013. David passed away on July 23, 2013 at age 70 in El Paso, TX. David was born in San Diego and raised in the beautiful Verde Valley of Arizona. He was a long time resident of Phoenix, AZ and a graduate of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona College of Law. He served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam prior to commencing his law career. He practiced law for more than thirty-five years during which he was a member of the Federal Public Defender's Office as well as a Superior Court Judge. He was hard working, diligent, and extremely honest in all that he did. He found much enjoyment in helping others in time of need whether it be family members, a Phoenix Youth or a child in a foreign country. David was a dutiful and thoughtful nephew, a caring husband and a loving father. He is survived by his daughters Alison Grootveld and Jennifer Evers, his wife Grace and an extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. He was a stoic warrior in the worst of times and a joy-filled boy in the best of times. David will be deeply missed and remembered with love. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ. Please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 4, 2013