Ernest (Ernie) Abalos, Jr. of Thatcher, passed into eternity on April 7, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona.
Ernie was born April 23, 1955 in Safford, Arizona to Ernest Mata Abalos and Frances Sara Gallegos Abalos. Ernie had 3 siblings; Irene Abalos, Mike Abalos and Monica Ramirez.
Ernie attended Safford High School graduating in 1973 and will be remembered as a great friend to his classmates. Ernie married his sweetheart Stella on December 17, 1993. He worked as a Tech II for Freeport McMoran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being with family, especially his grandkids. He was the life of every party and loved to make everyone laugh.
Ernie was preceded in death by his Father Ernest Abalos Sr. his Son Christopher Abeyta and his Uncle Joe Gallegos. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Stella Abalos, his children Susie Arbizo (JoPaul), Crystal Abalos, Christopher Abalos and Becca Smith (Chevel). He has 8 grandchildren; Kamia Arbizo, JoPaul Arbizo Jr., Jerick Arbizo, Jayden Arbizo, Keya Arbizo, Ariyah Smith, Liliana Romero, Brianna Abalos and 1 great grandchild; Treycen Arbizo.
Viewing will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 22, with Rosary, prayed at 9 a.m. and Mass of a Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Rev. Father Nicodemus Shaghel, VC, officiating. Interment will follow in the Safford Cemetery.