Robert P. Miranda

May 17, 1938 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 83)


In the late hours of Wednesday, December 29, 2021, Robert P. Miranda, loving father and Tata, passed away surrounded by his family.

Robert was born on May 17, 1938, to parents Jose Miranda & Artemisa Montijo Miranda  in Bisbee, AZ,  joining siblings Hector, Dolores, and Jimmy Joe.  Robert grew up in Bisbee where he attended schools.

He fell in love and married the love of his life, Margaret Barba and together they raised a family of four; Patsy, Leticia, Joseph, and Aurelia.

Robert began working for the Phelps Dodge Corporation in 1960 with the Powder Crew, and later moved to Morenci in 1975, where he worked as a Haul Truck Driver until his retirement in 2000.

He enjoyed reading, golfing, listening to music, dancing, and spending time with his family.

Our father, and Tata, was the most loving and giving man who had a big heart and a great sense of humor.  He took care of all of his kids.  His favorite saying was, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over”. He will be so greatly missed by all of his family and dear friends.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents Jose Miranda & Artemisa Montijo, his beloved wife Margaret Miranda, his brother Hector Miranda, and sister Dolores Garcia.

He is survived by his children Patsy (Edmund) Miranda, Leticia (Brian) Sedgeman, Joseph (JoAnn) Miranda, Aurelia (Frank) Maldonado, his brother Jimmy Joe Miranda, his sister Jeannette Flowers, along with 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel with the Rosary being held at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Safford Cemetery.

Service will be viewable on Facebook; McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel, click Like and view when Mass begins.


Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main Street, Safford, AZ, 85546, 928-428-1740,

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January 11, 2022

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel
112 East Main Street
Safford, AZ 85546

Recitation of the Rosary
January 11, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (S. Central Ave, St. Safford, AZ)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (S. Central Ave, St. Safford, AZ)

Interment following funeral service
January 11, 2022

Safford Union Cemetery (Safford, Arizona)

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