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Obituary: Frances Morales 1940-2017

Frances Morales

Frances Morales

Frances “Chinkie” Morales, age 76 of Goodyear, AZ died May 24, 2017.

She was born June 1, 1940 in Cottonwood, AZ to Frank “Chino” and Beatrice Molina Soqui. Chinkie grew up in Cottonwood, AZ and attended Cottonwood High School where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Jesse.

After graduating in 1959 they stayed in Cottonwood until 1964 when they moved to Phoenix to raise their family. In 1976 they moved to Farmington, NM where she enrolled at San Juan College taking business courses.

She began a 40 year commercial real estate career in Farmington then moved back to Phoenix in 1993 where she was the CEO of Morales Properties, Inc. She was a devoted contributor to St. Mary’s Food Bank and The Police Association. She loved to dance and was loved by everyone.

Chinkie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jesse Morales; sons, Jesse Mark and his wife, Toni, Frank Angelo and his wife Debbie, Steven Ray and his wife Teresa; sisters, Consuelo Mathews, Rose Marie Gazzara; brothers, Fred, Ronnie, and Ray Soqui; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank “Chino” and Beatrice Molina Soqui.

A memorial service was held Monday, May 29, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

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