Miguel (Mike) Arredondo Garcia was born on Feb. 28, 1939 in Tucson, AZ and passed away in Mesa, AZ on June 15, 2014.
Mike, son of Mike and Jessie Garcia, grew up in Superior and was part of the family business, El Porvenir Tortilla Factory. He graduated from Superior High School in 1958 and then attended Arizona State University (ASU) where he met the love of his life Norma Carrera (Garcia) on Oct. 12, 1959. In February 1962, they were married in Ajo, AZ and had two beautiful daughters, Rebecca and Sara Garcia.
Mike graduated from ASU with a degree in Engineering and joined the US Air Force. After the Air Force, Mike, Norma, and the girls lived in Mesa where he worked at Motorola as an Engineer. He traveled the world, working in their Semi-Conductor division for approximately 25 years. In retirement, Mike traveled, spent time with family and friends. He enjoyed his many breakfasts in the desert outside of Superior and would go on Safari (camping) with his many friends up to the last years of his life.
Mike was loved and respected by all and leaves an empty void in our day to day life but is very much alive in spirit and our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma C. Garcia; parents, Mike and Jessie Garcia; and sisters, Rebecca Garcia and Dalia Garcia Brito. He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Garcia (husband Randolph Marwig) and Sara Garcia; his sister, Ofelia G. Lopez; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services are as follows: Friday, June 27, Funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204 at 10 a.m. Open House at the home of Rebecca and Randy Marwig, 3508 E. Ellis St., Mesa, AZ 85213 from noon to 4 p.m. Celebration of Mike’s life at the home of Rebecca and Randy Marwig, 3508 E. Ellis St., Mesa, AZ 85213 at 4 p.m. Interment will be held Saturday, June 28, at Fairview Cemetery in Superior at 11 a.m. followed by an open house at the home of his sister, Ofelia Lopez, 325 W. Palo Verde Dr., Superior, AZ.