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Tafoya, James Allen
80 of Phoenix passed away Nov 16, 2015. Born the 3rd child of 8 on Nov 22, 1934, to Bernabe Tafoya & Hilaria Lucero. He was a member of the LDS Church & served a mission to Mexico & preached the gospel to everyone he came in contact with. Jim served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from ASU with a BA in Education and retired from the State of AZ Veterans Admin. He loved going to the spa, swimming, bowling, basketball & enjoyed cooking. He made the best green chili & tamales. Jim was a loving & caring father. He will be profoundly missed by everyone. Jim is survived by his children, Mark, Steve, Frank, Linda (Claydon), David, and Ammon Tafoya, siblings Angelina, Ellen, Joy, Linda, Terry, & Tommy, 14 grandchildren, & 7 great-grandchildren. Viewings on Thursday Dec 3rd from 6-8PM & on Friday Dec 4th at 9AM. Followed by the Funeral services at 10:30AM. All located at LDS Church at 11650 N. 35th Ave, Phoenix. Interment to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ at 12:30PM.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 3, 2015
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