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Tony Uribe

Ajo Copper News of Ajo, Arizona

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Antonio E. "Tony" Uribe, 91, died July 12, 2015.

He was born July 23, 1923, in Williams, to Jose & Prajedis Uribe.

He married his wife Belen in Ajo on January 30, 1954.

He lived most of his life in Ajo, working as a copper miner until his retirement in 1981.

While in Ajo he was an active member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

He and his wife then moved to Nevada where he worked an additional five years for a silver mine before permanently retiring in 1987. After moving back to Ajo, he and his wife enjoyed retirement life until her health began to decline, prompting them to move to Tucson to be closer to family and medical treatment.

"Tony devoted himself to his family and his church, loving both unconditionally," said his family. "His undying faith in his Lord made his passing peaceful and beautiful. We love you, Dad, with all our hearts and will miss you beyond words!"

Mr. Uribe was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Belen R. Uribe, who died November 16, 2004. He was also predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

He is survived by sisters & brother-in-law, Elisa & Homer Bigbey and Helen Daniel; by his sons & daughter-in-law, Tony & Kim Uribe and Rudy Uribe; by his daughters & sons-in-law, Becky & Mike Walker and Diane & Robert Valenzuela; by his grandchildren Leigh Ann, Lesho & her husband Bill, Nicholas Walker, Angelina Uribe, Alexandrea Uribe, Brandon Valenzuela, Jaqlyn Uribe and Eric Uribe; and by his great-grandchildren Rylan Lesho and Alyssa Uribe

A celebration of life memorial service will be held in Ajo, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Palo Verde Ave, with the Rev. Rob Johnston officiating.

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Original Publication Date: July 28, 2015

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