Craig Evans Menta Jr. 36, passed away on August 1, 2013 at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was born on September 22, 1976 in Yuma AZ. He was a self employed handyman, mechanic and also construction worker for family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, and always made time for his sons.
Craig is preceded in death by his son, grandmothers (paternal / maternal) Delphina Norton, and Gladys W. Menta,; grandfathers (paternal/maternal) John Townsend, and Clarence Menta; nephew, Michael Esperanza; niece, Zaylen Esperanza Bradian.
He is survived by his parents, Vivian and Craig Menta Sr.; sons, Jacob, Craig III, Michael Menta, and Gregory Amador; brothers, Lance and Duane Menta; sisters, Chalene Townsend, Angela and Bridgette Menta, all of the FT Yuma Indian Reservation; nephews Ruben Esperanza, Lance and Gilbert Menta; nieces, Vanessa and Olivia Esperanza, Alice and Delphina Menta; great niece Lilo Ghiotto and numerous cousins; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from the Menta, Hopper, Dugan, Kelly, Waters, Hills, Vanwalraven, Wells, Solomon, Slaughter, Mills, Gilmore, Villicana, Townsend, Rainbow, and Iron Cloud families.
Pallbearers will be Keith Twist, Ronnie Douglas, Michael Sestiaga, Tony Bedoya, Ivan Allen, Austin Dugan, John Shepard Jr., Felipe Solis, Joseph Roosevelt, Stanley Barley, Anthony Shepard, Ruben Esperanza, Andrew Braidan, Tony Mills, Gabriel Mills, Jerrell, Brown, Leo Alvarez, John Villicana, Merardo Cebreros, Tony Mills, Gabriel Mills, Ronnie Douglas, John Shepard, Stanley Barley, P. McCoy, Mark Matthews, Ivan, Allen, Joe Roosevelt, Austin, Dugan, Tony Bedoy, Keith Twist, L. Menta, Duane Menta, R. Esperanza.
Honorary pallbearers are Merrill Menta, Gary Menta, Randy Menta, Derrick Rainbow, David Rainbow, Chester Rainbow, Daryl Hills, Max Levy, Patrick McCoy Sr., Mark Matthews, Ty Tecumseh, Barry Comet, Wallace Dugan, Walter Hall, Merrill Kelly, Travis Townsend.
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