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Obituary: Angel Frias

Angel Frias

Angel Frias

Angel Frias, 89, of Paulden, Ariz., passed away at the VA Hospice in Prescott, Ariz., on Oct. 24, 2013, with family at his side.

Angel was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Puntenney, Ariz., to Encarnacion and Juana Frias. He was raised in Puntenney, Drake and Perkinsville. He lived in Jerome, Prescott and Paulden.

Angel was very proud to have served in the army during World War II.

He worked as a miner in Jerome and at the Iron King Mine in Humboldt, Ariz. He owned and operated Angel's Tortilla Factory on McCormick Street. He had customers who bought his tortillas and took them home as far as Alaska and the east coast.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Dolores Frias; daughters Marcella Apolinar (Ernie), Vera Mancha of Prescott, and Tammy Romero (Harry) of Glendale Ariz.; sons Angel Browning (Denise) of Goodyear, Ariz., Hector Frias (Yvonne) of Avondale, Ariz., Angel Frias of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gerald Mendibles of Prescott, Ariz.; brothers Guadalupe Frias (Bertha) and Jesus Frias; sisters Connie Reyes (Eddie) and Lucy Hernandez (Larry), all of Prescott; and sister Petra Padilla of San Pedro, Calif. Angel has 14 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with rosary at 10:30 a.m. followed by mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott. Committal service is at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 2013, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

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Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

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