Gilbert Billy Preciado

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

, 58, of Superior, Ariz. passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz.

Billy was a retired mechanical engineer at Boeing. He was an active member in the community of Superior. From 1995-2001 he served in the capacity of town councilmember, vice mayor and mayor for the Town of Superior. For over a decade he coached girls softball for the Superior Unified School District and the Superior Little League. Billy was also a founding member of the Superior Optimist Club which was founded in 2004. Billy was well known for his generosity with his time and resources to help the youth and those in need everywhere he went.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marcella “Chella” Preciado; daughters, Desi, Angel, Mikee Preciado and Daya Silvas; a granddaughter, Aubry Preciado; his sister JoAnn Besich and dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert “Chino” and Mickey Preciado.

A celebration of life was held at the original Superior High School on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Staff (3594 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Gene A. Benskin

    November 30th, 2016
    by

      Gene A. Benskin, 82, passed away Nov. 24, 2016.   Gene was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Jedsonia, Arkansas.  […]


    James T. Molina

    November 30th, 2016
    by

      James T. Molina, born June 27, 1929, passed away Nov. 12, 2016.   He is survived by his wife […]


    Jessie Guzman Vasquez

    November 17th, 2016
    by

      Jessie Guzman Vasquez was born Christmas day, 1933 in Superior Arizona. To all that loved her, she was affectionately […]


    Frank Victor Mesa

    November 17th, 2016
    by

      Frank Victor Mesa, 71, passed away in Phoenix on Oct. 14, 2016, having lost his battle with cancer.   […]


  • Additional Stories

    Norman Bilberry

    November 17th, 2016
    by

      Norman Bilberry, 74, of Young, Arizona, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, following a long illness.   Norman graduated […]


    Michael Ray Madala

    November 17th, 2016
    by

      Michael Ray Madala, 65, passed away Oct. 7, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.   Michael is survived by his sons, […]


    Nellie J. McKim

    November 17th, 2016
    by

      Nellie J. McKim passed away on Nov. 8, 2016. She was born in Sulligent, Alabama, the daughter of Toliver […]


    Samuel Jerome Roby

    November 10th, 2016
    by

      Samuel Jerome Roby, loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, age 86, died Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, at the Hunter […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather