Manuel Garrobo Provencio passed away in Tucson, Arizona at the Veteran's Hospital on August 6, 2019. He was born on March 24, 1945 in Safford, Arizona to Ramon Provencio, Sr. & Lucia Aguilar Provencio.
Manuel attended school in Thatcher, graduating from Thatcher High School. After graduation, on October 3, 1967, he enlisted in the United States Army where he earned his Service Medal for Marksmanship. After honorably serving, he returned to begin working as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.
His children, Manuel, Janie, Matthew and Michael were proud to call him dad. They loved spending time with him in his various activities; hunting, fishing, being a swap meet enthusiast and working with wood and metal. Manuel also served in the Graham County Search & Rescue and was a member of the American Legion in Solomon.
Manuel is survived by his loving children Manuel J. Provencio, Janie M. (Peter) Fenton, Matthew Provencio and Michael A. Provencio. He is also survived by his sister Janie Medina, 13 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ramon Provencio, Sr. and Lucia Aguilar, his brother Ramon Garrobo Provencio, Jr. and his Granddaughter Kashlynn Dezi Thygerson Provencio.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 with a viewing at 8:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 9:00 a.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Thatcher Cemetery with military honors by the Gila Valley Honor Guard.