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Andy Espinoza

August 25, 1958 — September 30, 2022

Andrew Espinoza, a longtime resident of Thatcher, entered into eternal rest Friday evening, September 30, 2022, at his residence, with his family at his side. Andy was 64.

Andy was born on Aug 25, 1958 in Morenci, to Joe and Helen Espinoza. He was the youngest of four boys. On February 8, 1980, he married the love of his life Cruzie Marie. From their union they had two sons, Michael and Daniel.

Andy worked the majority of his working career for Phelps Dodge/Freeport McMoran. Andy was a friend to everyone. He would help anyone who needed a helping hand. Andy enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, camping, going to concerts, sports, especially the Phoenix Suns and the Az Cardinals, throwing back some blues (Bud Lights) and his pomo (Black Velvet).

Andy was a great husband, Dad, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Son-in-law and Brother-in-law. Andy will be missed very much. He leaves a void in our lives and hearts that can’t be filled.

Andy is survived by: his wife, Cruzie Marie; two sons, Michael (Malia) and Daniel (Jennifer); his brother, Eddie (Yolanda); his father-in-law, Ernesto Lopez (Guero), nine grandkids; one great-grandson on the way and numerous relatives and friends. Andy was preceded in death by: his parents, Joe and Helen Espinoza; his mother-in-law, Virginia Lopez; two brothers, Sammy and Joey Espinoza; and a nephew, Joey Espinoza, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Andy will be conducted Thursday morning, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Rev. Nathaniel Mma. Committal will follow in the Safford Cemetery

A Rosary and prayers will be offered Wednesday evening, October 5, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, October 5, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Andy Espinoza, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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