Obituary for Frances “Kika” Parra Casillas

Heaven gained an angel . . . Frances “Kika” Parra Casillas passed away peacefully with family around her at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center on Oct. 19, 2022, at the age of 88. She was born to her loving parents, Pete and Maria Parra, on May 6, 1934.

Frances met the love of her life, Joe Casillas, and they were married on Feb. 28, 1954, in Deming, New Mexico. From their loving union, they raised seven children; Joe, Sylvia, Mariano, David, Christina, Patsy, and Ruben. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. She loved and enjoyed life.

Frances “Kika” Parra Casillas

Frances is survived by her children, Joe (Josie) Casillas, Sylvia (David) Garrobo, Mariano Casillas, David Casillas, Christina Bruce, Patsy Steed, and Ruben (Rosa) Casillas; siblings, Pete, Maria, Linda, Johnny, Virginia, and Stella; 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; devoted friends, and her loving extended family.

She is preceded in death by her adored parents, Pete and Maria Parra; her loving husband, Joe Casillas; her brothers, Luis Parra and Domingo Parra, and Gloria Rios.

Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, AZ  85546, 928-428 1740,

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