Patricia ̈Patsy ̈ Jean Abalos passed away peacefully on May 26, 2021, in Safford, Arizona at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with Ovarian cancer. Born to Manuel and Nellie Garcia in Morenci, Arizona on Aug. 16, 1957, Patsy graduated from Morenci High School in 1975 and also attended Eastern Arizona College from 1975-77, where she played one year of volleyball. During her high school and college years, she developed many friendships which continued throughout her lifetime. She never knew a stranger and everyone was instantly her mijo or mija. She worked for the Safford Unified School District as a bus driver before joining the City of Safford Sanitation Department, where she worked until retirement.
Patsy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Danny Abalos Sr.; four children and their spouses, Robert Abalos Jr. (Kristen), Melody Ruiz (Nigel), Danica Chavez (Jason), and Arthur Abalos (Kimberly), and her 12 grandchildren, Jordan, Rafael, Deion, Deinasia, Jejdrique, Desmond, Keaton, Mia, Jaeleigha, Payton, Gauge, and Kaybian. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Nellie Garcia.
Patsy was committed to loving her grandchildren and attending every single one of their games. If she wasn’t at one of their events, she was watching sports on TV or taking a trip to one of her favorite casinos.
Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing being held at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel, 112 E Main St, Safford, Arizona on Friday, June 11 from 8 – 9:45 a.m. Following the viewing, the Recitation of the Rosary will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 311 S. Central Ave., Safford, Arizona at 10 a.m. and a Mass at 11 a.m., with Father Nicodemus Shaghel, V.C. as Celebrant. (Services will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church for the selected 100 family members until further notice is given on increased capacity.)
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