Miguel D. Soto 1922 - 2012 Dad was born in Harshaw, AZ on February 12, 1922 and passed away peacefully on August 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Angelita Soto; his adopted parents, Mariano and Josefa Soto; brothers, Angel and Jose; sisters, Carmen Verdugo, Rosa Rivera, Mercedes Tapia, Wencelados Villagran; baby boy Soto and grandson, Frankie Soto. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carmen; sons, Frank (Erlinda), Mike (Teresa), Henry (Martha), Juan (Alexandria); daughters, Angie Jessup (Mike), Norma Ramirez (Jimmy) and Margie; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one on the way. He also adored his many nieces, nephews and friends. As a young adult, he completed two tours in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent many years as a miner in the Trench, Flux and Pima Mines. He later worked for Pima County Wastewater and TUSD as a crossing guard. Dad was a loyal servant of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a proud member of AA. He authored the book, "Una Luz en el Desierto". He was also a founding member of the Fairgrounds Neighborhood Assoc. and received many community service awards. He also loved spending time at his "little piece of heaven" in Harshaw. A special thanks to VA Homecare Team, Bayada Home Care, especially Dave and Darlene and a very special thanks to Luz for her love and support. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary at St. John's Catholic Church. Mass Service at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. John's Catholic Church with a graveside Service to follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN.
38 entries | 2 photos
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 20, 2012