Narciso "Ciso" Medina Varela, Jr., 1956~2022, age 66, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022, due to infection from burns. He was born November 27, 1956, in Old Morenci.
Ciso fought his battle in his last days trying to overcome infection from being burned. Despite being in the hospital and undergoing many surgeries, Ciso never lost his sense of humor. Throughout his entire journey, he cracked jokes with his youngest son, and the nursing staff, even pulling some light-handed pranks on the nurses. He had a great ability to make others smile and his sense of humor will be missed.
Ciso never lost the love to ask about his family every day. He also loved to listen to his favorite musicians like Neil Young, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jonny Lang to name a few. Ciso loved talking about his days of playing baseball in the position of shortstop, the days of hanging out with close friends building and racing cars like Frank Cervantes's 1964 Chevy II called Cajun Baby, street racing in Duncan, Safford, and New Mexico. Ciso loved hanging out with his friends.
Ciso met a beautiful woman named Donna Pena and had their two boys. Ciso raised his sons working on trucks, cars, and motorcycles, listening to oldies at the river fishing and four-wheeling every weekend. Ciso loved to drink his Budwiser and being with his sons down the Frisco or Eagle Creek rivers, under the stars jamming his music and teaching his boys how to drive the truck out of the river. Ciso tried to live every moment with fun and excitement throughout his life. Some disagreed and some accepted. His last words were "Tell my sons that I loved them".
He is welcomed in Heaven by: Narciso Varela, Maria Varela, Pauline Jaquez, and Donna Corona.
Ciso is survived by: brothers, Johnny Varela and Tommy Varela; his three sons, Ryan Briscoe, Jesse Varela, and Rene Varela; his grandchildren, great-grandchild; and his many nephews, and nieces. All of these he loved deeply.
Funeral services for Ciso will be conducted Friday, January 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Duncan by Pastor Brad Boyd. Concluding services will follow in the Duncan Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Friday morning, January 6, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., also at the church.