Della Abalos Gauna of Safford, passed into eternity on June 20, 2019. She was born January 3, 1938 in Aragon, New Mexico to parents Monico Abalos & Victoria Mata Abalos and her siblings Ernest, Max, Tilly, Thomasa, Clorinda & Helen.
On February 14, 1958, Della married her one true love, Frank Quiroz Gauna and they were blessed with 6 children; Frank, Stella, Marvin, Rebecca, Peter & Lora.
Della was a wonderful wife and mother who loved to care for her family. She loved to go fishing and camping, playing softball & Bingo, enjoyed her long walks, loved watching the Diamondback & Cardinals play and spending time with her grandchildren. Della was also a member of the American Legion, Post 32.
She was a very loving and kind person who was adventurous and spontaneous. She never left you without saying “I love you”.
Della is survived by her children Frank Gauna, Stella Soto, Marvin Gauna, Becky Harrison, Pete Gauna and Lora Gauna, her partner Larry Springfield, her siblings Clorinda Dominguez and Helen Rodriguez, 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren and her pets Cinnamon and Ginger.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Gauna, Sr., and her siblings Max Abalos, Ernest Abalos, Tilly Lucero and Thomasa Marin.
Services for Della will on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel, viewing be at 8:00 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 10:00 a.m.