Raymundo “Ray” Hill Meza, age 70, was called home to the Lord on the early morning of January 25, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Ray was born Oct. 25, 1950 in Silver City, NM to the marriage of Jorge Velasco Mesa and Mary Hill Mesa. In life, Ray was a Handyman and he so enjoyed helping others. In April of 1976, Ray met the love of his life Gregoria, “Goya” Miramotes Meza. They were married Jan 8, 1977 and with this marriage came five children. Ray was a loving and devoted husband, father, and a role he loved most of all, grandfather and great-grandfather. Many of his grandchildren thought of him as a father, more than a grandfather. He lived for his family day or night and he was the person we would call on for help. He went above and beyond to provide for anyone in need.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jorge V. Mesa and Mary H. Mesa; grandmother, Candelaria V. Mesa; brothers, Ruben Mesa, Maximeliano Mesa, Roberto H. Mesa, John G. Mesa, and grandson, Emmanual A. Meza.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gregoria M. Meza. Children; Jorge R. Meza, Maria E. Miranda, Veronica I. Valdez-Meza and Fiancé Ricardo Melendez, Jose L. Meza, Raymundo Meza Jr. And Felisha M. Triviso. Siblings; George and Cecilia Mesa, Dora and David Estrada, Tillie Aguilar, Carlos H. Mesa, Cande M. Laney, Joe A. Mesa, Georgia M. Duncan. Grandchildren; BreAnna and Jared Leonard, Andrew M. Meza and Luisa Medina, Matthew J. Miranda and Felicia Apaodaca, Erick T. Valdez, Corina Meza, Aarinn D. Valdez Fiancé Anthony Alarcon, Isaiah J. Ryan, Bobbi Meza, Gabriella R. Valdez, Jasmine S. Triviso, Alexah J. Valdez, Liana K. Winn, Aubree N. Meza, and Zoey I. Meza. Greatgrandchildren; Marcus R. Merrick, Lily M. Leonard, Azaylie I. Alarcon, Braeyden A. Alarcon, Ella G. Meza, Delilah K. Meza, Adrian E. Perea, Ryan O. Perea, and Alia Q. Miranda. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered by twirling around the dance floor with his wife, the unselfish love that he showed to his family, his strong work ethic, and his funny stories and jokes that he would always tell. He was great role model that we all looked up to and will continue to admire. Raymundo Meza did many things in his life but the one thing he was most proud of was raising his family. He was loved deeply and will be missed tremendously by family and friends. May he rest in peace.
A viewing will be held for Ray by his family on February 6, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A service will be done from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the same day at Martinez Funeral Chapels, 2580 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713.
There is a limit of 50 people at a time so we will be having rotations for the viewing.