Arthur Buzan Valencia went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2008, at the age of 80. He was born on May 18, 1928, in Tucson to Arnold and Nellie Valencia. He was the third of five children.
Arthur spent his childhood in Arizona. At 16 he joined the Army Air Force and was off to fight in World War II and was called back again to the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1950 as a sergeant with the 42nd Army Supply Squadron, 43rd AD in Germany, receiving a WWII Victory Medal and a Army Occupation Medal. Arthur spent his adult life in Arizona, California and most recently resided in McGill, Nev., since 2003.
He is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 40 years, Darlene of McGill; brother, Gilbert Valencia of Globe; four sons, Roland Valencia of Concho, Ariz., Arthur Valencia of Ontario, Calif., Anthony Valencia of Ely, Nev., and H. Dean Persinger of Fountain Valley, Calif.; nine daughters, Rachel Medina of Oracle, Ariz., Lillian Valdeserri of Fullerton, Calif., Sandra Gentry of Fullerton, Jacqueline Cummings of McNeal, Ariz., Joan Campbell of Pomona, Calif., Laura Feeley of Bullhead City, Christine Leibas of Bullhead City, Teresa Valencia of McGill, and Mary Padgett of Kingman; 50 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; and 8 great- great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Sutton Funeral Home. Services will he held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Sutton Funeral Home. Arthur will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery following the services. We love you Papa, you will be greatly missed.
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