Richard Encinas "Rick" Villelas

Richard "Rick" Encinas Villelas 3/22/1962 - 6/21/2013 Beloved husband, father, tata and son. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Yolanda Jimenez Villelas; children, Richard, Nicole (Ryan) and Roxanne (Jimmy); grandchildren, Ricardo, Rain, Yaya, Rico, Deliana, Reina, R'Turo and Ariel; parents, Gloria and Richard, Sr.; brother, Robert Villelas; sisters, Kim Hernandez and Gina Lopez. Also survived by the Jimenez family, numerous extended family members, friends and colleagues. Rick was very well respected within the Tucson community. He was a local funeral director for over 30 years at South Lawn Mortuary and Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary. He was the president of Homicide Survivors and a member of the Lyons Club. We will always remember Rick for his professionalism during difficult times, his witty sense of humor, amazing photography skills and for the unconditional love he had for his queen, "Yoli". In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Chase Bank to Richard E. Villelas (DOB 3/22/1962). Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at South lawn Cemetery. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting

Funeral Home

Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary - Tucson
204 S. Stone Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85701

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 26, 2013