Date of Birth: May 07, 1940
Date of Death: January 14, 2021
Claudio Cardenas-Vega, A lifelong resident of Phoenix, Arizona died of natural causes on January 14th, 2021 at the age of 80. He died peacefully at home in the company of his daughter, Claudia Cardenas-Rhone. Claudio, a devout Father and Grandfather his entire life, was born May 7th, 1940 to Joaquin and Isabel Cardenas-Vega in Nogales, Sonora Mexico. He married Lucia Nunez-Gomez in 1958 and together they have seven beautiful children: Claudia Cardenas-Rhone, Monica Cardenas, Judith Cardenas, Marco A. Cardenas, Lucy Cardenas-Galaz, Adrianna Cardenas-Gonzalez, and Ana Rosa Cardenas-Dominguez. Claudio’s biggest accomplishment in life was bringing his family to the USA in 1972 in search for a better life. He was employed by Phoenix Fence Company for a big part of his life and retired in 2018. Claudio enjoyed spending quality time with his family and had a soft spot for all his grandchildren. He was an avid reader who enjoyed history and nonfiction literature, he had great memory for important dates, including everyone’s birthdate. In his younger years Claudio spent a lot of his time in Libraries around the valley. Claudio will be remembered by his kind and loving heart, joyful laughter, and storytelling skills. Claudio is survived by his loving family, Lucia Nunez-Gomez, Claudia Cardenas-Rhone (Dave Rhone), Monica Cardenas, Judith Cardenas, Marco A. Cardenas (Lucy Garcia-Cardenas), Lucy Cardenas-Galaz, Adrianna Cardenas-Gonzalez (Henry Gonzalez), and Ana Rosa Cardenas-Dominguez, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great, great granddaughter. Also, by his brother Angel Cardenas-Vega and three sisters, Isabel Cardenas, Lourdes Cardenas-Baro, and Graciela Cardenas-Vega. Claudio is preceded in death by his parents, Joaquin and Isabel Cardenas-Vega, his brothers Joaquin Cardenas-Vega, Jesus Cardenas-Vega, Antonio Cardenas-Vega, Mario Cardenas-Vega, Francisco Cardenas-Vega, his sister Elisa Cardenas-Vega and granddaughter Veronica Marie Garcia.
Funeral services will be held on February 11, 2021 at 10:00AM at Best Funeral Services-West Valley Chapel 9380 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345. Burial will follow at 12:00PM at Rest Haven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens at 4310 E. Southern Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042.