in New Mexico with his son, Clarence Gayle, and wife, Ora caring for him. His family has planned 2 funerals, to allow the great numbers of family and friends who would not otherwise be able to travel to Mexico due to requirements of having passports.
A funeral will be held in Gilbert AZ, on Friday the 25th of January. The viewing will be at 9:00am and the funeral at 10:00am. Funeral services will be held at 1005 N. Voyager Dr, Gilbert AZ 85234 (the Val Vista Stake Center).
A 2nd funeral service will be held in his hometown, at the Dublan LDS Ward in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico on the following day, Saturday, January 27, 2013. The viewing is at 11 am and funeral services at 12:00 pm. His interrment will be in the Dublan Cemetary.
Chato (nickname given for his pug nose) was born to Lucy and Oscar Bluth on April 19, 1925 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was the 8th of 9 children. He was baptized by his father at 8 years of age in the Fredrickson Hole in the river. After graduation from high school at the Academia Juarez (JSA) in 1943 he was drafted into the US Navy on January 4, 1944, where he served for 2 1/2 years.