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Joe S Grijalva
March 19, 1945 - April 11, 2017


Joe would like to let you know his work here is done.  He received an offer he couldn't refuse, and  decided to take some extended leave.  This new offer came with amazing benefits including a reunion with his mom, dad, siblings, and friends, and a full head of jet-black hair.  The new scenery is spectacular, laughter and love is constant, and the wonderful sound of mariachi music never fades.  The food is delicious, sports are always on the horizon-size big screen, and USC never loses.  Although he will forever miss the old place and the people so special to him here, Joe will welcome us with open arms while holding up his right hand and welcoming you with the USC fight on sign.  He is survived by his two children, Danny Grijalva of Blythe, Ca., Valerie Grijalva and son in-law, Chad Boardman of Las Vegas, NV. as well three grandchildren, Jacob (16), Danissa (13) and Colton (11).  The celebration of Joe's life will begin on Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30am, at Frye Chapel in Blythe.  Church services will be held afterwards at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 11:00am, followed by burial with military honors at Blythe cemetery, and food and entertainment at the VFW.

 

Flowers for Memorial Services can sent through the following florists:

Blythe Florist 760-922-4196 or Fascinating Things Florist (928) 669-5673

A special thank you to Robin & Rande Wellman, Charles Chavez, Tammy Truong, Billy Alt, The Sanchez family in Las Vegas, Kerrie Kissane, Jamie Lewis, my Chicago Title Family, The Morrow Family, The Tressler Family, The Delsi Family, The Grijalva/Orona Family, Helena Chemical, Adrian Diaz, Jody and Jack Calabrese, Alfredo Mendez, The Quinonez Family, The Coronado, Galvan, Rodriguez Family, Riverside County Sheriff's Dept., and all the friends and family who have reached out to us and/or assisted us during this most difficult time.  I know I missed a ton but I will reach out to you individually.  Thank you again.  

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