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Fred Ernest Padilla

Obituary Condolences

Padilla, Fred Ernest
age 89, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on July 18, 2013. Fred was born in San Rafael, New Mexico to Reyes Mirabal and Manuel Padilla. He was the eldest of 6 siblings, (Eddie, Connie, Jennie, Dennis and Bailey.) Fred was a devoted father of 4 children, Linda Grovert-Smith (Wayne), Michelle Schainuck (Dr. Lewis), Ric Padilla (Elizabeth Schaeffer- Padilla), Mark Padilla (Sandra) and loving grandfather of 10 Grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Crystal, Ashley Michelle, Kyle, Eric, Brett, Blake, Brandon and Jacqueline, and a proud Great Grandfather to Keegan, Olivia, Carter and Kaden. Fred is also survived by many nephews, nieces and extended
family. Fred proudly served in the United States Navy and defended his country in World War ll and the Korean War. Fred lived most of his life in Santa Fe, New Mexico and spent his 43 year career as the Chief of Lands and Minerals, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. Upon retirement, Fred moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Fred had an intense love of all sports especially basketball. He loved to fish and play tennis. Most importantly, he treasured time with his family. Fred was a shining light of strength for his family. His wisdom will be dearly missed. He will be forever remembered and loved. A celebration Fred's life will be held at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Memorial services will begin at 12:30 pm. Fred will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. On line condolences may be made at www.Hansenmortuary.com

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 21, 2013
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