Guillermo "Borrego" Grajeda

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Guillermo "Borrego" Grajeda passed away October 27, 2010. He joins the love of his life, Maria Antonieta (his wife of 63 years) in heaven. Guillermo was born in Alamos, Sonora on February 10, 1925. He was raised in Nogales, Sonora where he began a successful and memorable career in Professional Baseball. He played in the Mexican Leagues including "Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Veracruz". His talent was soon noticed by an American baseball scout, named Art Brown who signed him to the Cleveland Indians Organization, at a very young age, in the 1940's-1950's. This would lead to him playing in many places in the U.S. including Texas, Illinois, Florida, and his beloved "Old Pueblo" with the Tucson Cowboys. He made Tucson his hometown where with his wife together raised a beautiful family. After his baseball career, he was employed by Pima County Highway Department where he worked for 32 years. Upon retiring from the county he opened his own business as a contractor (Borrego's Fence Company). His children all of Tucson are Jesse (Ofelia), Aida (Juan De Dios), Phil (Bettina), Nora (George) and Frank (Elena). "Tata" also leaves many beautiful memories to 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. His brothers are Ernesto and Humberto Grajeda. He also thought of Francisco Romero Ramos of Guaymas, Sonora; as a brother. His sisters are Maria Gonzalez, Socorro Olmos and Frances Erunez. Thanks to all the medical staff and a special thanks to Dr. Ana Fuentevilla. Services at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2010, Catholic Mass at Santa Monica at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 3, 2010