Raymond L. Villalobos passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 23, 2012 at the age of 84. Raymond was born October 14, 1928 in Globe, Ariz. to Jesus and Bernarda Villalobos of Superior, Ariz.
He resided in Superior while growing up and moved to Globe in 1961, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, Tata, great-grandfather, and brother.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Olivia Villalobos and Jessie Navarro; and brother, Louie Villalobos. He is survived by his brother, Arthur “Kool-Aid” Villalobos of Superior, Ariz.; sister, Lupe Lyon of Texas; his beloved wife of 60 years, Cuca Villalobos; his seven children, Ernest Villalobos (Margie) of ShowLow, Ariz., Yolanda Bracamonte (Frankie) of Gilbert, Ariz., Elizabeth Villalobos of Globe, Ariz., Raymond Jr. Villalobos (Lorraine) of Thatcher, Ariz., Gregory Villalobos of Globe, Ariz., Edward Villalobos (Debra) of Globe, Ariz., and Annette Lopez (Ryan) of Gilbert, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren.
Raymond worked at Magma Copper Company for 43 years, served in the U.S. Army, and was the co-owner of La Casita Cafe in downtown Globe. Raymond lived a life with no regrets and will always be remembered for his love and passion for his family. He was respected by everyone who knew him and was cherished until he took his last breath. He will be missed by many until we meet with him again with our Heavenly Father.
Raymond was laid to rest on Dec. 26, 2012 at the Globe Cemetery.