Apr 082011

Louis P. Perea Sr., 59, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow, with Father Lawrence O’Keefe officiating. Interment followed at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.

He was born in Winslow on Jan. 5, 1952. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons, and going to the casino, and he loved spending time with his grandkids. He was always going above and beyond his call of duty, helping others in their time of need. Whether it was family, friends or strangers, he never hesitated or thought twice about helping others. In any situation he always had words of wisdom.

Survivors include his wife Patty Perea of Parker; his children, Rachel Cook (Robert) of Phoenix, Louis (Kandi) Perea Jr. of Phoenix, Charles Perea of Show Low, Robert Perea of Denison, Iowa, and Pumpkyn Perea of Parker; nine grandchildren, Krystal, Antoinette, Michael, Mariana, Yvette, Jay, Faith, David and Analicia; two brothers, Charlie Perea and Floyd Lucero; one sister, Kathryn Arambula; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony Perea and Mary Lucero; and his grandparents, Ora and Bonifacio Lovato, and Abelina and Flora Perea.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.