PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: November 18, 1937

Date of Death: November 15, 2021

Jose “Joe” Morquecho Velasquez passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on November 15, 2021. He was born on November 18, 1937 and was one of fourteen children born to Miguel and Ruperta Velasquez. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and enlisted in the military at a young age. He served in the United States Army in the division of the 101st Airborne. For over 20 years he worked in law enforcement with the U.S. Marshall’s Office and then as a Special Investigator for the Santa Fe Railroad. Joe is survived by his children Joel, James, Mark, and Eva; his siblings Aurora Dominguez, Erlinda Marquez, Mary Fuentes, Teresa Velasquez, and David Velasquez; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He leaves behind a very large and loving family who remained at his side as he left this world to journey onto the next one.

Service Information

December 7th, 2021 at 9am-11am, Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345. Immediately following the service we will be escorted to cemetery.