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PFC Gilberto Arvizo Arballo

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PFC Gilberto Arvizo Arballo

  • Birth 20 Nov 1920 Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 2011
  • Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 83495678

Gilberto Arvizo Arballo, age 90, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 6, 2011. Gilberto passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family. Gilberto was born on November 20, 1920 to Agapito and Josepha Arvizo, in Tempe, AZ. "Gil", as his Army buddies called him, was a brave World War II Veteran who served in the 68th Armored Infantry Battalion in Central Europe. Some of his decorations and citations were, the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medals with three Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantry Badge First Award, just to name a few. Gilbert accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior at a young age of 22 and went on to become a Deacon and Minister. His first Pastorship of the Apostolic Church was in Santa Maria, CA, then Las Cruces, NM, Silver City, NM and Albuquerque, NM. In his later years he was a Pastor of three small churches in Tecolotito, NM, Las Vegas, NM and Lovington, NM, he also served as an Elder and Bishop. Gilbert was a man of prayer, he loved the word of God, a man of great faith and lived to please the Lord. Gilbert was well loved by family, friends and brethren. Gilbert had a jolly disposition and was very optimistic because of his great trust in the Lord. Gilberto was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Rosa Cordova-Arballo, the mother of his children, two brothers, Hector Arballo and David Arballo and granddaughter, Rosalinda Hernandez. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife, Consuelo of 19 years, sons, Richard Medina and his wife, Martha of Santa Maria, CA, Joe Arballo and his wife, Becky of San Diego, CA and David Arballo and his wife, Enedina of Las Cruces, NM, one daughter, Rose Saenz and her husband, Luis of Albuquerque, NM, sisters, Mary of San Diego, CA and Oliva of Oxnard, CA, brothers, Alex of San Diego, CA and Mario of Oxnard, CA, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A Visitation and will take place on Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at South Valley Apostolic Church, 1242 Atrisco Dr. SW. with a Memorial Service to follow. Pastor Jimmy Arellano will officiate a Funeral Service on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. also at the South Valley Apostolic Church Interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick, Richie, Rick, Ricky, Willie and Larry.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 15 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83495678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gilberto Arvizo Arballo (20 Nov 1920–6 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83495678, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .